Donate Your Hotel Toiletries to Folks in Need With Amenity Aid!

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Donate Your Hotel Toiletries to Folks in Need With Amenity Aid!

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I’ve previously admitted to taking the toiletries from my hotel room.  This is something I was hesitant to do at 1st, but Emily convinced me that the toiletries are part of our room fee.  And when I saw the joy on a little girl’s face in India when we handed her a care package with the toiletries, I was in!

Now there is a non-profit organization, Amenity Aid, that will distribute your hotel shampoo, soaps, and toothpaste to good causes for you.

Donate Your Hotel Toiletries To Folks In Need With Amenity Aid
Amenity Has Already Distributed Over 125,000 Toiletry Products to Those At-Risk

Amenity Aid

Amenity Aid gives personal care products to at-risk and in-need people.

Donate Your Hotel Toiletries To Folks In Need With Amenity Aid
Amenity Aid Was Founded in March 2013 and Is Run Entirely By Volunteers

Amenity Aid collects donations of toiletries and then supplies them to emergency shelters, temporary housing facilities, community centers, veteran assistance programs, and other organizations that assist at-risk and in-need individuals.

Amenity Aid serves 10 shelters and community groups, including:

How You Can Help in 2 Easy Steps

Donating is easy.  Here’s how you can help!

Step 1 – Collect Toiletries During Your Hotel Stays

When you travel often, you can build up quite a stockpile of travel amenities.  Emily likes to put our toiletries in our suitcase, so the hotel staff will replenish them each day.

Donate Your Hotel Toiletries To Folks In Need With Amenity Aid
Our Stash of Hotel Toiletries Goes to Folks Who Really Need Them

Some accepted items include:

  • combs
  • razors
  • shampoo & conditioner
  • soap & body wash
  • toothpaste & toothbrushes
  • toilet paper

Items should be new and unused.  See the full list of accepted items on the Amenity Aid website.

Step 2 – Drop-Off or Mail Your Donation

You can mail your donations to:

Liz Duggan
Amenity Aid
1130 Ten Rod Road
Suite A 201
North Kingstown, RI 02852

Keep in mind that you will have to pay shipping costs.

And if you live in Rhode Island or plan to visit, you can drop your donations off at the following locations:

  • The Meadows Office Park, North Kingstown, Rhode Island – this is a volunteer’s place of business so please contact Amenity Aid to arrange for drop-off.

If You Don’t Want to Collect Toiletries From Hotels, You Can Still Help!

Here are 4 other ways you can help:

1.   Shop Amenity Aid’s donation catalog

2.   Shop for everyday items on AmazonSmiles and 0.5% of the price of your purchases will go to Amenity Aid at no additional cost to you.

3.   Sign-up and print coupons for free at Common Kindness and a percentage of the commission when you redeem your coupon will be donated to Amenity Aid.

4.   You can also donate by check or PayPal.  Amenity Aid is recognized as non-profit organization so your donations are tax deductible.

Bottom Line

Amenity Aid donates personal care products to folks in need.  This is a wonderful cause and it is easy to donate.

I’ve seen firsthand how donating toiletries can bring happiness to a child.  And it’s great that there is a non-profit group organizing this effort.

The next time you’re staying in a hotel, consider donating some of your unused soap, shampoo, and toothpaste to help others meet their basic needs!


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Hoping soaps and shampoos go to refugee camps where needed the most, can you confirm?

Thank you

We are gearing up to help veterans and people in the community. We are a 501c and would like your assistance with products that you supply, so we can give them out.

As soon as I read this, I reached out to them for advice on how to start something like this for my local community. As someone who is getting more in tuned with the issues in my local community, I can see how collecting hotel amenities at a very micro level will help a great deal on a macro level. I’m think hotels have this built into their budget. I’m not advocating taking from the maid’s cart at all, but taking one set of amenities from each hotel stay will add up if you stay in 10+ hotels in a single month. The company I work for has a lot of road warriors and this would be a great way for them to contribute to our community despite them not being in town for very long.

The idea behind Amenity Aid is great and inspiring. I checked out their website and they do a lot more than just collect and distribute hotel amenities. They support a NATO medical group in Afghanistan too. A great cause.

I donate these items to my local Veteran’ s hospitals and shelters. They are also used to put care packages together for our troops overseas. These men and women are so deserving. I agree with Deb T about the “closer to home” issue.

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