The St. Louis division of CBL Associates Properties, Inc., the owner and operator of Northpark Mall in Joplin, is coordinating a St. Louis-wide drive at its five area malls to collect items for children affected by the recent tornadoes.
Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center, St. Clair Square and West County Center will be collection locations for the following items:
New and gently-used clothing and shoes (for ages birth to 17 years)
New and gently-used toys
New and gently-used books, coloring books and crayons
Diapers and wipes
Soap and Shampoo
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Baby food and formula
Bottles and sippy cups
Blankets, pillows and sheets
Bins will be set up at customer service areas collecting the items from Tuesday, May 24 through Monday, May 30. Items will be delivered to Joplin next week and distributed to residents through the help of local service agencies, according to a news release.
“Northpark Mall serves Joplin making the members of the community part of the CBL family. Seeing the complete devastation in Joplin, we want to reach out to do what we can to support the community in their time of need,” stated Sean Phillips, regional marketing director for CBL St. Louis. “By providing clothing, personal care and toys for children, we hope that our efforts will bring comfort to the smallest victims of the storm.”
Shoppers can donate items during regular mall hours at any of the shopping centers.
Chesterfield Mall Lower Level, Center Court,
– (636) 532-4004
Mid Rivers Mall Upper Level, JCPenney Wing,
– (636) 970-2610
St. Clair Square Center Court,
– (618) 632-7567
South County Center Lower Level, Sears Wing,
– (314) 892-5203
West County Center Lower Level, Near Nordstrom,
– (314) 288-2020
Shoppers can visit any of the shopping center websites for a complete list of items CBL is accepting.