A little soap can go a long way toward bringing a fresh outlook on things. Thus, the Walla Walla AAA office is working to collect as much of it as possible for those in need.
The local office, 1361 Dalles Military Road, has launched its fifth annual Soap for Hope campaign.
Toiletries collected at the office will be donated to Christian Aid Center.
Over the past four years, AAA has collected and distributed more than 250,000 toiletry items to charitable organizations throughout Washington and northern Idaho.
"We're asking our neighbors for help again this year," said Kathleen Buford, manager of AAA's office in Walla Walla, in a prepared statement. "With the economy's slow recovery, more than ever families in our community need help with basic everyday necessities. The charities we support greatly appreciate these toiletry donations because they are in high demand and cannot be purchased with food stamps."
Donations of new, full- and sample-size toiletry items such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes will be accepted year-round at all AAA locations. For more information, visit www.aaa.com/SoapForHope.