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AAA Soap for Hope Toiletry Donation Drive Kicks off November 1, Benefits 20 Charities

2015 Campaign Collected More Than 148,000 Toiletry Items For Local Charities

BELLEVUE, Wash. — AAA Washington is teaming up with 20 charities in Washington and northern Idaho provide an opportunity for those in need to have a fresh start to their day. AAA Washington is kicking off its ninth annual Soap for Hope donation drive today to collect unused travel-and full-size toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations across Washington and northern Idaho.

“What’s so great about AAA’s Soap for Hope toiletry drive is that the items you donate stay in your community to help your neighbors in need,” said Jennifer Cook, AAA Washington spokesperson. “Most of us have left over toiletry items from a trip we took recently. Put those items to good use by helping someone in need.”

As a result of the generosity of members, the public, local businesses and community partners, AAA Washington has collected nearly 748,000 toiletry items for local charities the past eight years, and distributed more than 12,300 pounds of donations last year alone.

Want to be a part of supporting your local community? Scan your cabinets and gather items from your last trip, including unused and unopened hotel shampoos and soaps. Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items such as conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes are accepted at all AAA stores in Washington and northern Idaho.

“Even the smallest luxuries make a world of difference to families who are struggling to meet their basic needs,” continued Cook. “Free toiletry items are one less thing that families have to spend precious resources on.”

Donations may be dropped off at any AAA Washington store. All donations stay in the community where they are donated. More than 20 charities in Washington and northern Idaho benefit from the donations.

For more information, including a list of recipient charities, visit

2016 Soap for Hope Charities

StoreRecipient Charity
AlderwoodDomestic Violence Services of Snohomish
BellevueYWCA Women’s Center
BellinghamLydia Place
BremertonYWCA ALIVE Shelter
Coeur d’AleneICARE: A Program of St. Vincent de Paul
Federal WayFederal Way Community Caregiving Network
IssaquahIssaquah Food & Clothing Bank
Mount VernonFriendship House
OlympiaYWCA Other Bank & Tumwater School
RedmondYWCA Family Village Redmond
RentonSt. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
SeattleBallard Food Bank
Seattle – WestJubilee Women’s Center at Sojourner Place
SpokaneHope House
Spokane – NorthTransitions
TacomaThe Salvation Army
Tri-CitiesBenton Franklin Community Action
WenatcheeServe Wenatchee Valley
YakimaRod’s House
About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions and laws, the preservation of Washington state’s natural beauty and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. Nearly 120 years later, the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its 1.2 million members. 

Members of AAA Washington receive exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts on hotels and rental cars, comprehensive insurance options, and personalized trip planning. AAA Washington was named a Best Place to Work by Puget Sound Business Journal and voted the best Travel/Tourism Company by 425 Business readers in 2023, and AAA was named one of the most trusted travel and automotive brands in the U.S. Additional information is available through the company’s Washington and northern Idaho stores and at 

About AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

Established in 1947 by AAA, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit, publicly funded, 501(c)(3) charitable research and educational organization. The AAA Foundation’s mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. This research is used to develop educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Visit

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