Lindbergh Girl Scouts collect 45,000 personal-care items

Girl Scouts in the Lindbergh Schools community collected more than 45,000 personal-care items this month for women in need during the organization’s annual April Showers drive.

April Showers is the Girl Scouts of East-ern Missouri’s largest service event.

The personal care items were collected by 1,450 volunteers from all eight Lindbergh schools, and parochial schools in the Lindbergh district, including Our Lady of Providence, St. Justin the Martyr, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Simon and St. Paul. The girls served 2,200 total hours, collecting such donations as toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, first-aid supplies and diapers from Lindbergh residents, according to a news release. All items were donated to Operation Food Search and the Little Bit Foundation.

April Showers District Coordinator Kelly Kress stated in the release, “Our girls and volunteers do an amazing job, but they would not be able to do this without the support of our community. I am always amazed by their generosity.”