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

Nov 1, 2016

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

Store Recipient Charity
Alderwood Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish
Bellevue YWCA Women’s Center
Bellingham Lydia Place
Bremerton YWCA ALIVE Shelter
Coeur d’Alene ICARE: A Program of St. Vincent de Paul
Federal Way Federal Way Community Caregiving Network
Issaquah Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
Mount Vernon Friendship House
Olympia YWCA Other Bank & Tumwater School
Redmond YWCA Family Village Redmond
Renton St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
Seattle Ballard Food Bank
Seattle – West Jubilee Women’s Center at Sojourner Place
Spokane Hope House
Spokane – North Transitions
Tacoma The Salvation Army
Tri-Cities Benton Franklin Community Action
Vancouver Share
Wenatchee Serve Wenatchee Valley
Yakima Rod’s House

About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington has been serving members and the traveling public since 1904. The organization provides a variety of exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts, maps and personalized trip planning, to its million plus members. In addition, its full-service travel and insurance agencies provide products and services for members and the public. Additional information is available through the company’s offices in Washington and northern Idaho, at, or by calling 1-800-562-2582.

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

AAA Washington Media Contacts

Kelly Just | 425-647-1594
Jennifer Cook | 425-301-9075
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Jennifer Cook
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Kelly Just
Manager, Public Relations

Bellevue Corporate Office
3605 132nd Ave. SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

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