Soap for Hope is AAA Washington’s annual toiletry donation drive to help our neighbors in need with personal-care items. This year, we are expanding our request to include personal protective equipment (PPE) to help minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19.
Soap for Hope was initially created as a way for our members and clients to donate any unused, travel-size toiletries they acquired on their trips. We began accepting unopened soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions in 2008, and 13 years later, we have donated more than 1.2 million toiletry items to local charities throughout Washington and North Idaho!
As hotels begin to transition away from offering individual toiletries, our members have stepped up by donating full- and economy-size items. Whether big or small, every single donation makes a huge impact.
To our generous members, local communities and partner organizations — thank you for making a difference and giving someone a fresh start.
Due to health and safety concerns, all donations must be new, unopened and in the original packaging. We welcome the following travel-, full- and economy-size items:
Please note: We cannot accept homemade mask donations at this time.
Our AAA Washington stores and offices work directly with local charities, shelters and food banks in their area, so your donation serves your neighbors in need. Here are the 2020 Soap for Hope recipient organizations:
|Alderwood||Lynnwood Food Bank|
|Bellevue||Hopelink; Mercer Island Food Pantry; REST|
|Bellevue Corporate Office||Acres of Diamonds and Sound|
|Bellingham||YWCA Bellingham, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services|
|Bremerton||YWCA Kitsap County, ALIVE Shelter|
|Coeur d’Alene||Union Gospel Mission: Women and Children’s Center|
|Mount Vernon||Stanwood Camano Food Bank|
|Olympia||First Baptist Meal Ministry; Tumwater School District|
|Seattle||Queen Anne Food Bank|
|Southcenter||Mary’s Place, Burien|
|Tacoma||The Salvation Army, Tacoma|
|Wenatchee||Serve, Wenatchee Valley|
|Yakima||Voices for Children Foundation Yakima: Buddy Bag Project|
Donations happily accepted year-round.
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