With Love’s story began in 2013 when Allie Roth discovered that one of her students, April*, had lived in three different foster homes in as many months.

 
 

Allie was compelled to help find clothing and school supplies for April and her younger sister Mary*, but quickly grew discouraged after realizing that outside resources for under-school-age kids, 0-6, was hard to find. Seeing a need to bridge the gap between foster families and their communities, Allie founded With Love out of her home. Within six months, she and a group of friends had provided more than 20 families with the vital items needed to care for a child. Today, with the support of amazing volunteers and generous sponsors, With Love provides 120 Portland foster families each month with necessary resources such as diapers, blankets, books and sunscreen.