The Sophia Way | Immediate Needs
Assisting women from homelessness to stable independent living.
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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.

Shelter Needs

  • Yogurt
  • Cereal
  • Honey
  • Popcorn
  • Jelly
  • Milk
  • Fruit Cups
  • Apple Sauce Cups
  • Granola Bars
  • Juice
  • Coffee Creamer
  • String Cheese
  • Salad Dressing
  • Desserts
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Facial Wipes
  • Kotex
  • Finger Nail Clippers
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Razors
  • QTips
  • Pillows
  • Twin Size Sheets
  • Fabric Softener Sheets


  • Eight table cloths (six 6 rectangle and two round)
  • Kleenex
  • Powder Free Vinyl Gloves
  • Ziploc Gallon Freezer Bags
  • Ziploc Sandwich Bags
  • Ziploc Food Storage Containers
  • Fabric Softener Sheets
  • Kleenex Boxes
  • Dishwasher Pods
  • Dish washing liquid
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Paper Towels
  • Travel Hand Sanitizers
  • Make-up wipes
  • No Skid Kitchen mat (cushy)
  • Mini First Aid Kits to handout to residents
  • First Aid Kit for Shelter
  • Face Masks for mouth coverage
  • Electric Power Strips X4

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

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