AAA Washington

Soap for Hope

Making a real difference in the lives of our neighbors in need.

Give Someone a Fresh Start

Soap for Hope is AAA’s annual toiletry donation drive to help our neighbors in need with toiletries and personal-care items.

Soap for Hope was created in response to our members and clients who picked up travel-sized soaps and shampoos on their vacations and wanted to do something meaningful with them instead of throwing them out. Our stores began collecting unused soaps, shampoos, conditioners and lotions acquired from our clients’ trips and 11 years later we’ve donated more than 1.1 million toiletry items to local charities throughout Washington and northern Idaho.

Thanks to the generous support of our members, local communities and partnering organizations, AAA Washington collected more than 111,000 items in 2018. This year, we’re hoping to top that number.

Thank you for helping to make a difference in your local community.


It’s easy to help! Please consider donating the following unopened, travel- and full-sized items to your local AAA store:

  • Bar soap or body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream
  • Razors
  • Combs and brushes for all hair types
  • Menstrual pads and tampons for all body types

Charity Selections

Our AAA stores have selected local charities, shelters and food banks to receive these items, so your donation stays in your community to serve your neighbors in need. Here are the 2019 Soap for Hope recipient organizations:

Store Charity Selected
Alderwood Lynnwood Food Bank
Bellevue Mercer Island Food Pantry, REST, The Sophia Way, Urban Rest Stop
Bellingham Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, YWCA
Bremerton ALIVE Shelter, YWCA
Coeur d’Alene ICARE: A Program of St. Vincent de Paul
Issaquah Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank
Mount Vernon Days for Girls, Stanwood Food Bank
Olympia Aberdeen Salvation Army, First Baptist Meal Ministry, Tumwater School District
Seattle Ballard Urban Rest Stop, Queen Anne Food Bank
Southcenter Federal Way Caregiving Network
Spokane North Transitions
Spokane South Hope House
Tacoma The Salvation Army
Tri-Cities Benton Franklin Community Action Committee
Vancouver Share
Wenatchee Serve Wenatchee Valley
Yakima Yakima Valley Veterans Coalition

Donations are happily accepted year-round.

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