April Showers is Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s annual Council-wide community service program. Girl Scouts, volunteers, family and friends go door-to-door distributing plastic bags and return a week later to collect the bags that have been filled with personal hygiene items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, diapers and deodorant. Since the program began in 1998, Girl Scouts have collected more than 21 million personal care items for eastern Missourians in need.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary of April Showers, and Girl Scouts are celebrating with a lofty goal. In 2012, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri set a Guinness World Record for most personal care items donated—over 1.4 million—and this year, our G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) hope to collect even more!
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 20-22||Bag Distribution
The first weekend, girls, their leaders and families distribute bags door-to-door throughout the Council’s jurisdiction.
|April 21||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 28||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.
Plan your participation early and help us celebrate the 20th year of this great event, let’s make this our biggest drive yet!
Optional Drop Off
If your bag filled with personal care items did not get picked up or you missed the drive, you may take your items to any optional drop off locations:
- Girl Scout Service Center in St. Louis M-F 8:30 am – 5 pm
- Schnucks locations April 18 - May 1
- Dierbergs locations April 28 - May 15
The personal care items donated by the community are given to local pantries and shelters where they are distributed to individuals and families in need.
Showering the Community Locations
- 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.