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April Showers bring May flowers—and millions of personal care items to those in need!


Eastern Missouri G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders)TM are working toward collecting over a million personal care items that will be donated to local individuals and families in need through their annual April Showers collection drive. On Saturday, April 28, thousands of Girl Scouts will return to neighborhoods in which they previously distributed recyclable plastic bags and collect shampoo, toothpaste, soap, diapers and other personal care items.  

Community members are reminded to fill their bags with personal care items and leave them on their front door or porch for pick up on Saturday, April 28.

Community service is a huge part of Girl Scouting and is evident in practically every activity girls undertake—including Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s annual initiative, April Showers. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of this Council-wide project and since its inception in 1992, Girl Scouts have collected more than 21 million personal care items with the generous support from their families, neighbors and communities. Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri partners with Operation Food Search and more than 100 other local nonprofits to distribute the collected items to individuals and families in need.

For eastern Missouri residents who didn’t receive a bag but still want to help others, Girl Scouts will collect personal care items dropped off at participating Dierbergs locations through Tuesday, May 15 and participating Schnucks locations through Tuesday, May 1.  

Bag collection: Saturday, April 28

For a list of participating Dierbergs and Schnucks locations, visit