AAA Washington is teaming up with eight local charities in the Puget Sound region for the 13th annual Soap for Hope campaign. Every year AAA Washington collects and distributes unused, unopened toiletry items to local charities. This year, AAA Washington is also collecting PPE contributions to fight the spread of COVID-19.

The campaign began Monday and ends Dec. 30.

Donate at Seattle AAA Cruise & Travel, 1523 15th Ave. W., Seattle, to benefit the Queen Anne Helpline.

Residents are asked to consider donating the following unused, unopened, travel-, full- and economy-size items in original packaging: soap/body wash, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, shaving products, combs/brushes for all hair types, menstrual products for all body types, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, disposable gloves and disposable face masks.

To see a complete list of recipient charities or to find other stores, visit