April Showers, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s largest community service program, is important to the Girl Scout program and the community at large. Girl Scouts, their troop leaders, families and friends help people in need by collecting personal care items.
April Showers comprises two weekends. Girl Scouts went door-to-door, distributing white, recyclable plastic bags throughout the Council on April 8 -10, 2016.
On Saturday, April 16, 2016 girls return to collect the bags filled with personal care items. Girls should only collect from residences where bags are left outside. Girls should not knock on doors. These items will then be taken to a local collection site where girls will cross of UPC’s and count the number of items donated.
The personal care items collected helps local families and individuals in need who cannot purchase personal care items with SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) and boosts the supply of personal care items, which accounted for less than 1% of donations to local food pantries and shelters prior to the development of April Showers.
If your bag was missed or you would like to donate additional items the following locations will serve as optional drop off sites:
- 53 Schnucks stores in Missouri from April 6 – 22
- 22 Dierbergs markets in Missouri from April 16 – May 2
- Girl Scout Service Center located at 2300 Ball Drive, St Louis, MO 63146 from April 1 – May 9
If you have any questions about the April Showers program please contact Lucretia Penn, 314.592.2337, email@example.com