Donations still needed to help Scouting for Uniforms

The uniform collection campaign by Pilgrim Cleaners to benefit the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America is coming to an end Wednesday, July 31.

Pilgrim Cleaners President Bonnie Engler said they need many more donations to add to the collection of about 60 uniforms received so far.

Pilgrim Cleaners President Bonnie Engler displays uniform donations received at the Brooklyn Park location of the business, 3217 85th Ave. N. It is one of 25 locations accepting donations to benefit Boy Scouts through Wednesday, July 31. (Sun Post staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

Pilgrim Cleaners President Bonnie Engler displays uniform donations received at the Brooklyn Park location of the business, 3217 85th Ave. N. It is one of 25 locations accepting donations to benefit Boy Scouts through Wednesday, July 31. (Sun Post staff photo by Katy Zillmer)

This is the sixth annual uniform collection campaign by Pilgrim Cleaners with media sponsors KARE 11 and Sun Newspapers.

Engler said the goal is to collect 300 uniforms this year. Uniforms may be donated at any of Pilgrim Cleaners’ 25 locations. The uniforms will be cleaned and donated to the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America when the collection is complete.

Pilgrim Cleaners will remove patches if they are left on a uniform, Engler said.

There is an increased need for Cub Scout uniforms this year. Those uniforms include blue shirts worn by boys in first through third grade. Boy Scout, Venturer, adult leader uniforms and accessories such as belts, neckerchiefs and hats are also needed.

Uniforms may be dropped off at any Pilgrim Cleaners during regular business hours, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit pilgrimdrycleaners.com to locate the store nearest you.

Uniforms can also be dropped off at the St. Paul Scout Service Center at 393 Marshall Ave., and the Golden Valley Scout Service Center at 5300 Glenwood Ave. between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Financial donations are accepted if you don’t own a uniform but would like to help the Boy Scouts. Send donations to Northern Star Council BSA, Attn: Kent York, 393 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102.

Info: 763-231-7201 (Northern Star Council)

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