Launch Basket

Launch Baskets provide a few basic necessities as these young adults transition out on their own for the first time.

Launch Basket

Each year, nearly 1,000 children in the state of Oregon age out of the foster care system. Launch Baskets provide a few basic necessities as these young adults transition out on their own for the first time.

Creating a Launch Basket is easy:

1. Purchase a laundry basket.
2. Fill the basket with:
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • 2 Plates
  • 2 Bowls
  • 2 Utensil Sets
  • 2 Hand Towels
  • 2 Bath Towels
  • Pillowcase
  • Roll of Paper Towels
  • Roll of Toilet Paper
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Soap Bar
  • Can Opener
3. Choose to include additional items

such as gift cards, non-perishable food items, a tool set, candles, picture frames, etc.

4. Include a Card

Include a handwritten card that speaks value and love over the child who will receive the box, such as YOU ARE LOVED, YOU ARE IMPORTANT, MADE FOR YOU WITH LOVE, YOU MATTER, etc.

5. Contact Us

Email us at info@portlandleadership.org for a nearby drop-off location.