Assistance League of St. Louis (ALSTL) was honored by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri with its prestigious Gold Trefoil Award. This award is reserved for an organization (or individual) outside the Girl Scouts that has made a superior contribution to the Girl Scouts and has had a council-wide impact.

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Pictured left to right are Dr Natissia Small, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri; Sue Dugan, ALSTL Outreach Chair; Denise McKibben, President, ALSTL; Dawn Kotva, Chair, Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

ALSTL has supported a girl scout in earning her Gold Award and has made space available at its headquarters for their neighborhood leaders’ council to meet monthly. Through an ongoing partnership, ALSTL has also supported the April Showers Collection of hygiene and cleaning products and has been the recipient of items that the Girl Scouts collect each year.

ALSTL Outreach Program co-chair Susan Dugan said, “Because of the generous contributions from community members to the April Showers program, the Girl Scouts’ annual gift has provided significant support for individuals and families in crisis, who are served by our Outreach program. The personal hygiene items are also a valuable part of the first night kits provided to victims of domestic violence by Assistance League’s Project ROSE.”

This year’s April Showers Collection is scheduled for April 13. ALSTL volunteers will once again assist at the distribution point. Items collected will benefit ALSTL community programs and the important work of other community organizations.