National 4-H Council has announced the fall 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). The nationwide, in-store fundraiser will benefit state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC store is located.
The fall 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place through Sunday, Oct. 2, ending at the start of National 4-H Week.
Shoppers at all Tractor Supply Stores will have the opportunity to support 4-H in their community by purchasing paper clovers for $1 at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support local 4-H youth development program activities.
"The 4-H Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraiser continues to be an incredibly impactful local event, hosted on a national platform," said Donald T. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. "We are honored to have a tremendous partnership that helps facilitate the support of 4-H clubs and programs in the communities of more than 1,000 Tractor Supply Company and Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores."
Now entering its second year, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided nearly $500,000 to local 4-H programs across the country. The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics.
"We couldn't be more pleased with our partnership with 4-H," said John Wendler, senior vice president, marketing at Tractor Supply. "Their mission and values are very consistent with ours and we're committed to support 4-H at the national and local level. The Paper Clover Fundraiser is an excellent way for Tractor Supply to give back to the 4-H members and families who shop with us as well as support youth development in the 1,000 plus communities we serve."
This year, funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. Visit www.tractorsupply.com/4-H, for more information on the 2011 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.
4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. The 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.