Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank to benefit from toiletry donations during ‘Soap for Hope’

AAA’s Eastside stores are teaming up with local charities to provide fresh opportunities for our neighbors in need.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of AAA Washington’s annual Soap for Hope donation drive, which collects unused travel- and full-size toiletry items for shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations in the community where they are donated.

Donations can be made at any AAA store across Washington and northern Idaho now through the end of the year. Donations made at the Issaquah AAA store will benefit the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank. The Issaquah AAA store can be found at 405 NW Gilman Blvd., Suite 102.

Other Eastside locations include the Bellevue AAA, located at 1100 Bellevue Way NE, and the Renton AAA, located at 3900 E. Valley Rd., Suite 105. Donations made to the Bellevue store will benefit REST and Sophia Way, and donations made to the Renton store will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

As a result of the generosity of members, the public, local businesses and community partners, AAA Washington has collected more than 850,000 toiletry items for local charities over the past nine years. AAA hopes to reach a milestone of 1,000,000 donations this year.

Want to help make a difference in your local community? Scan your bathroom cabinets and gather unused toiletries from your last vacation, freebies from the dentist’s office or a few extra items from a bulk warehouse purchase.

Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items, such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, razors, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, are accepted at all AAA stores in Washington and northern Idaho. To see a complete list of recipient charities, find a store near you, or track the progress, visit