The Sophia Way | Current Needs
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Current Needs

Please Give Generously

The women who come to our Day Center and/or stay at our Night Shelter have some immediate needs that include clothing, personal items, food, and other essentials. We ask you to please give generously. Thank you!
Please drop off your donations at:
Place: Sophia’s Place (behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church), 3032 Bellevue Way NE Bellevue, WA 98004
Time: All days: 8:00 a.m. to  11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
         Weekdays only: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please email info@sophiaway.org or call Sophia’s Place at 425-896-7385 with questions or to arrange for another drop-off time if you cannot make it during the times listed.

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CLOTHES & PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Bath Robes in size 4X (2)
  • Ladies Panties (size: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10 – 4 packs per size)
  • Ladies Sports Bra’s (size: S, M, XL, XXL, 2X, 4X – 4 packs per size)
  • Ladies Career Tops (S, M, L, XL, XXL, 2X, 4X – 5 in each size)
  • Large size clothing (2X, 3X, 4X)
  • Warm, long skirts (S, M ,L, XL) in various colors
  • Warm coats
  • Leggings
  • Thermal shirts and pants
  • Sweatpants
  • Sports bras
  • Depends underwear
  • Winter boots or any close-toed shoe in all sizes
  • Tennis Shoes (sizes: 8, 9, 10, 12) – 6 pairs each
  • Shower shoes (FlipFlops) – 21 pairs
  • Clear deodorant – 12
  • Heating pads
  • Tea tree oil hair products
  • Non-alcohol mouthwash

BED & BATH

  • Double size sheets sets
  • Double size blankets and comforters
  • Twin sheets sets – 10 packs
  • Twin Plush Blankets – 10
  • Twin mattress covers – 10 packs
  • Handmade Quilts – 10
  • Fabric softener sheets – 1 case
  • Sheet sets and blankets for double size beds

FOOD 

  • Fruits – Oranges; Bananas; Apples; Grapes
  • Juice – Orange; Apple
  • Milk – Organic; Soy; Rice
  • Boxed tea
  • Flavored coffee creamer – 1 case
  • Sugar packets – 1 case
  • Cereal; Oat Meal (instant bag); Large steel cut oats in bag
  • Yogurt
  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Butter
  • Mayo
  • Veggies – Fresh; Boxed
  • Soups – Canned; Boxed; Dry (gluten free)
  • Noodles – Top Ramen; Cup of Noodles
  • Cheese – String; Sliced; Shredded
  • Frozen sausage
  • Rice Crackers, Ritz, Saltines
  • Tuna – Bagged; Canned
  • Organic Ketchup
  • Salad
  • Water

KITCHEN SUPPLIES

  • Coffee makers
  • Blenders
  • Crock pots
  • Saucepans
  • Muffin pans
  • Dish towels

HOUSEHOLD

  • Large fridge for Common Area – 1
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Rugs – area rugs, small or medium; throw rugs
  • Ironing boards
  • Clock radios
  • Sponge mops
  • Laundry baskets
  • Vinyl roll chair covers to cover 25 chairs
  • Clorox wipes – 2 cases
  • Paper towels – 2 cases
  • Table cloths – 24
  • Cleaning rags – 2 large packs
  • Clorox bathroom cleaner spray (refill and bottle set) – 2 gallons
  • Large spray bottles (to fill chemical cleansers) – 6

OTHER 

  • $50 Home Depot Gift Cards (to purchase maintenance supplies for the shelter – 2
  • Power Drill
  • Silicon Caulking
  • Nails
  • $50 QFC Gift Cards to supplement meals ($10-100 increments) – 50
  • Solar Walkway lights – 10
  • Storage bins and baskets to organize donations – 12 medium and large size
  • Large bags of soil and large ceramic flower pots – 4 each
  • Paper Cutter – 1
  • Label Maker – 1
  • Laminating Sheets
  • One small extension shower rod
  • Gift cards for prizes and rewards
  • Umbrellas
  • Knitting supplies (yarn, circular bamboo needles, bamboo needles, and beginner patterns)
  • Large and medium suitcases on rollers
  • Large and medium duffel bags on rollers
  • Resume paper and envelopes

We also need many essential supplies on an ongoing basis. Please note that we do not accept furniture.

While we are incredibly grateful to all the generous in-kind donations that supply our shelter and the women with the things they need, we are limited in our storage space and staff/volunteer capacity to sort donations. Please limit your donations to approximately two grocery bags in volume. If you would like to arrange a larger donation, or have questions about the items that we can accept, please email info@sophiaway.org.