Thanks for Supporting Scouting for Uniforms 2018
Pilgrim Dry Cleaners led successful effort to help Scouts in need
A “Scout Salute” to all who contributed a gently used uniform to our
July Scouting for Uniforms Drive. Between collections at the 25 Pilgrim
Dry Cleaner locations and at all the Scout Service Centers (St Paul and
Golden Valley until 7/23 and then at Fort Snelling), more than 150
uniforms were added. In addition, several hundred dollars in donations
were received which will be used to purchase uniforms in high demand
Special thanks to Pilgrim Dry Cleaners for sponsoring and hosting
this 11th annual collection effort. More than 4,150 uniforms have been
collected during this time. The 2018 freshly cleaned uniforms will be
redistributed to families with limited resources for their children to
have the full Scouting experience.
Our appreciation also goes to the Sun Newspapers for their excellent
coverage and to iHeart Media. IHeart provided radio spots during the
4th of July week, with KDWB Radio Host Dave Ryan lending his voice and
social media presence to promote the effort.
Their communications helped to drive donations as well as share the
message that Scouting is for all young people, regardless of income.
We are grateful to all those who contribute and who support this campaign!