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. This extraordinary program launched in 1998 has since met a need unknown to many community leaders and citizens.
The need is now met each year by local Girl Scouts who distribute empty April Showers bags to residences throughout the council. One week later, Girl Scouts collect the bags filled with personal care items and distribute them to local pantries and shelters.
More than 1.5 million personal care items were collected in 2018 through April Showers and Girl Scouts gave more than 1.3 million hours of community service in 2017. The success of this Council-wide program is only possible thanks to the dedication, time and effort of Girl Scouts, parents, leaders and volunteers, in addition to the generous support of local community partners and community members who donate.
Our G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) make the world a better place!
Mark your calendars for April Showers 2019
All registered Girl Scouts are expected to participate in at least one aspect of April Showers—bag distribution, bag collection or Showering the Community.
|April 5-7||Bag Distribution
The first weekend, girls, their leaders and families distribute bags door-to-door throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.
|April 6||Showering the Community
Girl Scouts across eastern Missouri will hold the annual “Showering the Community” event. Before or after your troop delivers their assigned bags, Girl Scouts will visit a participating Schnucks, Walmart or other rural store in our jurisdiction to encourage donations and collect items for individuals and families in need.
|April 13||Bag collection
The second Saturday, girls return and collect bags filled with personal care items. These items are counted and donated to local pantries and shelters.
April Showers Coordinator Training will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm located at the Berges Family Girl Scout Program Center.
Additional training for troops including assignments and distribution of supplies will be held at Neighborhood Association meetings during February and March.
A special thanks to:
- Dierbergs Markets
- Walmart Stores
A special thanks to:
In partnership with Operation Food Search, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has collected and distributed more than 21 million personal care items to local families and individuals in need.
Support April Showers
If you have any questions about the April Showers program please email Lucretia Penn or call 314.592.2337.