Donate food and personal care items
- Hopelink collects food and toys at their five food bank locations in Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond, Shoreline and Carnation. Get ideas for their most needed items.
- AAA of Washington is working with 18 regional charities for its 11th annual Soap for Hope donation drive. They’re collecting travel- and full-size toiletry items (e.g. shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste, shaving cream, deodorant, lotion). Drop your donations off at any AAA store location in Lynnwood, Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Tukwila, Tacoma, Olympia and more through Dec. 31.
- Queen Anne Helpline on Queen Anne provides emergency food assistance and especially seeks pop-top cans of protein-rich foods such as chili, beans and tuna, plus canned vegetables, peanut butter, pasta and sauce and more. Queen Anne Helpline also accepts personal care items and clothing donations, and has an urgent need for gently used winter coats. Drop off items at the Queen Anne Helpline office (311 W. McGraw St., Seattle) Monday–Thursday, but call ahead (206-282-1540) to make sure someone is there.