The Sophia Way | Shelter Needs
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Shelter Needs

Help us stock our two shelters – Helen’s Place in Kirkland and Sophia’s Place in Bellevue – with essentials items and supplies that will make it a warm and welcoming place for women in need in our community.

Please view our list below for items needed. You can also order directly from our Amazon wishlist

Immediate Needs

  • Underwear (new only) – all sizes
  • Reading glasses (1.5 – 3.0)
  • Products for black hair care (combs, gel, coconut oil, etc.)
  • Breakfast items (cereal, juice boxes, granola and protein bars, boiled eggs, etc.)

Items that we are unable to accept

  • Clothing that is dirty or torn
  • Shoes with heels more than 1 inch
  • Toiletries that are used or opened
  • Household goods


For the well-being and safety of our donors, staff, and clients, we have designated specific days for receiving donations in-person.

Helen’s Place in Kirkland:  Thursdays, between 12 and 4 pm

Sophia’s Place in Bellevue: Fridays only, between 2 and 4 pm

You can also order directly from our Amazon wishlist.

We are not accepting donations at our office. 

Questions? Please email