"Clothing the Gap"

Our Story

Before having the idea to create I Love Lake Oswego (ILLO) Clothing Closet, Ella Fuentes and Jiexi Qiao were regular volunteers at other clothing closets. They realized that there was no closet for the Lake Oswego school district, despite the fact that Lake Oswego has two title one schools, which have large concentrations of students from low income families. Inspired by the other local closets, ILLO Clothing Closet was officially created in July 2019. Now run by a passionate and dedicated team of high schoolers, ILLO has been striving for equity by helping other students feel comfortable in what they wear. Collectively, they hope to close gaps by bringing the community together. 

Our Mission

ILLO Clothing Closet strives for equity in our community by providing resources to those in need so they can achieve their goals while promoting a welcoming environment of equity and compassion.

Meet Our Team

Audrey Graham - Executive Director 

Audrey is a junior at LOHS who loves basketball, volleyball and skiing. She appreciates being an active part of the community and volunteering through NCL. She looks forward to helping run the closet with her fellow board members.

Addy Loomis - Finance Director 

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Emma Wadley - Communications Director (schools)

My name is Emma Wadley and I am a junior at Lake Oswego High School. During the school year, I do bowling and tennis for fun! In my free time, I spend time at the lake with friends and enjoy biking around Portland! My goals for ILLO are to increase accessibility and outreach, I want to help support the organizations success!
 

Natalie Foss - Communications Director (Schools)

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Hanna Faroghi- Communications Director (schools)

Hanna is a sophomore at Lake Oswego High School. She has been swimming with the Lake Oswego Swim Club and her school’s swim team. She also enjoys being on the Lake Oswego Teen Advisory Board. In her free time she works on her art, spends time with her dog, and enjoys reading. Her goals for the clothing closet are to reach out to as many people in order to bring more attention to the closet and to continue to help the closet grow. 

Zoe Lok - Communications Director (Schools)

AnneMarie Vlaic - Communications Director (Social Media)

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Erya Qiao - Communications Director (website)

Erya Qiao is a sophomore at Lake Oswego high school. As an avid believer in bettering one’s community, Erya is a member of many philanthropic organizations. In her free time she enjoys competitive swimming, crocheting and reading. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field one day. 

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Lily Schrimsher - Fundraising Director

Lily is a senior at Lake Oswego High School. As an avid believer in pursuing positive challenges and change, Lily loves both working with and helping others. She also enjoys horseback riding, skiing, music, and art. 

Giovanni D'Orazio - Fundraising Director

Giovanni is a junior at LOHS. He enjoys playing soccer and tennis and going skiing. He loves helping out the community and planning fun events. A goal he wishes to achieve this year is to raise a lot of money for the closet’s future location.

 

Alissa L - Programs Director

Alli Korkola - Programs Director

MieSo Kim - Volunteers Director 

Nicolas Buck - Volunteers Director

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Lucy Xu - Secretary 

Hi, my name is Lucy and I’m a freshman at LOHS. I enjoy playing tennis and hanging out in my free time. I am the administrative director of ILLO. For the upcoming school year, I want to help ILLO clothing closet gain more exposure and new audiences. I also want to help create engaging and meaningful fundraisers. I will work hard as a member of the board and contribute to the growth of ILLO.