The Sophia Way | Essential Supplies
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Essential Supplies

In-kind Support

The women at our shelter and housing are always in need of clothing and essential supplies. We are happy to accept your donations that are in ‘new’ or ‘gently used’ condition. We are not comfortable giving clients donations that are stained or excessively worn. Because of our small space, we are unable to accept donations larger than two grocery bags without prior arrangement. For larger donations, please contact us.  We do not accept furniture. If you have furniture to donate, please consider donating to Home2Home. They accept and distribute like-new furniture to economically challenged families on the Eastside.

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.

Needs at Sophia’s Place

  • Hygiene kits
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Kleenex tissue
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Sandwich bags
  • Gallon freezer bags
  • Liquid dishwasher detergent
  • Paper plates
  • Silverware (disposable and non-disposable)
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • White towels
  • Socks and underwear
  • Gift cards
  • Clothing (no more than 2 bags at a time)

If you have more clothing, try Eastside Community Aid Thrift Shop

Needs at Holly House

Kitchen

  • Dishes (sets)
  • Silverware (sets)
  • Cups & mugs
  • Water & juice glasses
  • Water/juice pitcher
  • Salt & pepper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Coffeemaker and Tea kettle
  • Dish towels
  • Kitchen knives and Vegetable peeler
  • Mixing bowls
  • Pots and pans
  • Medium skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Table cloth, Place mats & napkins
  • Can opener
  • Trivet/hot pad
  • Cooking utensils
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Microwave/Toaster
  • Pot holders
  • Dish drainer & tray
  • Colander

Bedroom

  • Mattress pad
  • Sheet sets (full & queen)
  • Blankets & Comforters
  • Bed Pillows
  • Alarm clock
  • Wastebasket
  • Clothes hangers

Cleaning & Other Supplies

  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Broom & dust pan
  • Ironing Board
  • Iron
  • Mop

Metro Transit Tickets

Most of our clients rely on the Metro bus system to get to their appointments, job interviews, and back and forth to our shelter.

When residents of King County renew their car tabs, they have the option of requesting eight King County Metro Transit tickets.

If you live in King County and are renewing your car tabs, please consider requesting the eight tickets and donating them to our program. Our shelter workers report that these tickets are very popular and very appreciated by our clients. Please off the tickets at our office or mail them to us at our address.

Amazon Wishlist

Did you know The Sophia Way has its own wish list on Amazon? This is one of the best ways give with the greatest beneficial effect. Simply order items off of our Amazon Wishlist and have them sent right to our door.