Other Bank

Hygiene and cleaning supplies for low income families

Want to help the Other Bank? See our WISHLIST!

It's about dignity and good health. The Other Bank, located at 220 Union Avenue SE in Olympia, provides toiletries such as shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers, and menstrual supplies to those in need. We also offer necessities of daily living such as dish soap, laundry detergent, and hand soap. Products distributed by The Other Bank cannot be purchased with food stamps and are not available at food banks; yet they are essential for maintaining health and personal dignity. The Other Bank offers assistance to over 13,000 individuals every year. One-third of our clients are younger than 13 and half of these children are under the age of 5.  Our clients are also elderly, disabled, homeless, unemployed, or are just struggling the make ends meet and would have to go without these items if we did not have them available.  Our supply of personal hygiene and household cleaning products are donated almost entirely by churches, schools, government agencies, businesses, service clubs, and individuals. Product donations come from large ongoing product drives or simply a one-day collection; our inventory depends on the generosity of each and every donation no matter how small or large.

The YWCA's Other Bank offers personal hygiene products, making it possible for low-income families to gain the confidence to address the bigger things in life. Want to be part of making change possible for people in our community? Support the Other Bank by donating WishList items which can be dropped off Mon-Thurs from 9-4 at 220 Union Ave SE in Olympia. PS: Unscented items strongly preferred. 

Want to hold a Product Drive? Contact us at 352-0593 or ywca@ywcaofolympia.org.

You can also check out our helpful Product Drive Tool-Kit online!

Click here to volunteer at the Other Bank

Click here for a list of collection sites for Other Bank donations.

Click here for information on accessing Other Bank services. Need additional help? Community Resource Guide 

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The Economic Empowerment Program and the Other Bank are generously supported by the Women's Funding AllianceComcast FoundationWomen United of Thurston CountyYWCA USA, Thurston County Community Investment Partnership, KeyBank FoundationCommunity Foundation of South Puget Sound, WSECUThe Allstate Foundation, Ronelle Funk Insurancethe Nisqually Indian Tribe, the Ludlow Foundation, and individual donors.