More than 40,000 G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-takers, Leaders) TM are using personal care essentials like soap, shampoo, deodorant and female hygiene products to change their corner of the world for the better.
According to a recent report, more than 800,000 Missourians are living at or below the federal poverty level. These individuals and families have access to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) but the program doesn’t cover the cost of personal care items which are considered luxuries. On Friday, April 5, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s community service project, April Showers, begins with Girl Scouts going door-to-door, distributing plastic bags. Returning a week later, Girl Scouts will collect the bags filled with personal care items and then distribute them to more than 100 local shelters and nonprofits. Last year, with the generous support from friends, family and the community, Girl Scouts collected more than 1.6 million essentials!
For eastern Missouri residents who don’t receive a bag but want to contribute, Girl Scouts will collect personal care items at participating Walmart and Schnucks locations and other stores on Saturday, April 6.
Bag distribution: Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 7
Showering the Community: Saturday, April 6
Bag Collection: Saturday, April 13
April Showers bags are distributed in residential neighborhoods across eastern Missouri (St. Louis City and 28 counties from Putman County to Reynolds County). Girl Scouts participating in Showering the Community will be outside area stores on Saturday, April 6 collecting items. Showering the Community will be held at the following stores:
Schnucks: Arnold, Ballwin, Brentwood, Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Crestwood, Des Peres, Eureka, Farmington, Fenton, Festus, Florissant, Jennings, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lake Saint Louis, Maplewood, O’Fallon, St. Ann, St. Louis, St. Peters, Twin Oaks, Warrenton, Washington, Webster Groves and Wentzville
Walmart: Arnold, Bowling Green, Brookfield, Chesterfield, Cuba, Desloge, Eureka, Farmington, Fenton, Festus, Florissant, Hannibal, High Ridge, Kirksville, Lake St. Louis, Macon, Manchester, O’Fallon, Potosi, St. Charles, St. Peters, Sullivan, Troy, Union, Warrenton, Washington and Wentzville
Other locations: Dollar General (Bourbon, Canton, De Soto, Edina, Ewing, Kahoka, Lewistown, Memphis, Queen City, Wayland and Washington), Dollar Tree (Washington), Fricks Market (Union), Steelville Country Mart (Steelville), Walgreens (Washington)