AAA WashingtonA donation of toothpaste, soap or other essential items is a simple gesture that could give someone a fresh outlook on life this holiday season. AAA Washington kicks off its 6th annual Soap for Hope donation drive to collect toiletry items for local shelters, food banks and other charitable organizations.

As a result of the generosity of AAA members, local businesses and community partners, AAA has collected and distributed nearly 377,000 toiletry items since the launch of the campaign in 2008. All donated items have been distributed to dozens of charitable organizations throughout Washington and northern Idaho.

“There are individuals and families that really need these items, especially this time of year, and knowing that each donation directly benefits people in our own community really has a meaningful impact,” said Annie Meyers, manager of AAA’s office in Bellevue. “We’re overwhelmed by the continued support of Soap for Hope and look forward to another successful year.”

Donations made at the AAA office in Bellevue, located at 14404 NE 20th St., Suite 150, will benefit YWCA Women’s Center.

Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes will be accepted year-round at all AAA locations. For more information, visit

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 1,065,000 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.

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