The Sophia Way | Immediate Needs
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Immediate Needs

Please Give Generously

The women who come to our Day Center, Night Shelters, and EWS 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 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.

Day Center and Night Shelter


  • Cup of Noodles x3 boxes
  • Croutons for salad
  • Bottled Water x3 cases
  • One Gallon Juice bottles x6
  • Hand Sanitizers x3
  • Lunch Meat – turkey, chicken, ham, roast beef
  • Mayo x3
  • Siracha Hot Sauce x6
  • Applie Pie
  • Peach Pie
  • Blueberry Muffins


  • New mop bucket and mop handle
  • Large storage bin x3 xxl
  • Body towels and wash cloths (white) for 40 women
  • Hardwood floor vacuum plus extension cord
  • Umbrella storage bin
  • Broom storage bin
  • Twin bed sheet sets (new and packaged) x21
  • Pillows (new and packaged) x21
  • Plush blankets x21
  • Paper towels  x10
  • Zip Lock Bags x5 (gallon bags)
  • SOS Sponges x10
  • Brooms x2
  • Large toy boxes x2
  • Table cloths (2 round) and (8 rectangle)
  • Heavy duty stackable chairs x40
  • Tall oscillating fans x4

EWS Shelter

  • Large clear garbage bags
  • Full sized blankets new or gently used (no heavy quilts or comforters as they are difficult to wash)

We also need many essential supplies on an ongoing basis as well as supplies for our Emergency Winter Shelter. 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

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