Shower Power Plus

Shower Power Plus was created by Build a Bus Home (BABH) to provide a way for municipalities in Thurston County to meet part of the basic hygiene needs and reduce the health and environmental impacts of some of the most at-risk homeless residents. The basic health and safety needs of homeless residents is a challenge when many go without basic hygiene services, such as showers and hand washing and this leads to other consequences for general safety and health of our communities

The shower trailer includes eight sinks and mirrors for personal hygiene for guests.

This program is also versatile in that it can be scheduled to provide services for new locations as they are identified. We can visit homeless sites, city sites, and Churches, provide services for a few hours and then move on.

We provide staffing through volunteers and operate with lower equipment and material costs through donations and in-kind contributions from local government and businesses.

Join us to Volunteer

We are actively recruiting for more on site volunteers on Saturdays at Capital Christian Center (CCC) The link above will take you to our Volunteer Management Platform VOMO where you will fill out a volunteer application, and background check authorization. You can choose as many shifts and dates on the same page.

Would you consider helping in one or more of the following ways?

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We welcome your contributions of Shower supplies, clothing, shower sandals etc. Please check out our Wishlist on Dollar Days

Donate in-kind

Erik, dedicated volunteer with the Build A Bus Home (BABH) volunteer team. He positions hoses as he prepares to connect a water truck to a converted shower trailer under the tutelage of James Dec. 22, 2019, as final preparations are made for the inaugural event to open facilities to the community. Today, BABH opens it’s shower and clean-up trailer for use by homeless members of the community for the first time. BABH is a non-profit startup organization creating a community of volunteers to transform trailers and surplus buses into shower and cleanup facilities, laundry spaces and affordable homes for low-income residents of Thurston County. Building, traveling and serving together, one bus at a time.   BABH realized the most urgent problem is the need for showers and laundry for houseless neighbors in the community and made the Mobile Hygiene Infrastructure Program the focus in April; the services offered today is the fruition of that realization. For more information, visit or contact (Photo by Shända L. De Anda)