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.
Over the last 24 years, our eastern Missouri Girl Scouts have
collected more than 25 million personal care items. Did you know that
families and individuals in need cannot purchase personal care items
with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? More than
900,000 people a year in Missouri live below the federal poverty line.
The items collected through April Showers are distributed to hundreds
of agencies throughout eastern Missouri to support those in need in