April Showers

April Showers

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 you have any questions about the April Showers program please contact Lucretia Penn, 314.592.2337, lpenn@girlscoutsem.org

Personal Care Items Needed

  • Deodorant
  • Diapers/Baby Care
  • Facial Tissue
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Mouthwash
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste

To Help People at All Times

In 1998, the April Showers personal care item drive was established as part of Seasons of Giving.

In collaboration with Operation Food Search, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has collected and distributed more than 17 million personal care items to local families and individuals in need. 

Support April Showers

If you or your corporation is interested in supporting April Showers, please contact Ashlie Zimmerman at 314.592.2367 or azimmerman@girlscoutsem.org.




2016 Dates

Bag Distribution
April 8 – 10

Showering the Community

April 9

Bag Collection
April 16