The National 4-H Council's Paper Clover Campaign, held in partnership with Tractor Supply Company, is underway.
This event marks the beginning of the third year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4 H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del's Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
The campaign began Sept. 19 and will contine through the end of the month. Shoppers at the Lehighton store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Carbon County by purchasing paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in Carbon County.
In just two years, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided more than $1.6 million to 4-H across the country, with 70 percent of the funds returning to state and local 4-H programs. 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.
"Our Paper Clover efforts are one of the key ways our stores can give back to the community," said John Wendler, senior vice president of marketing for Tractor Supply Company. "By providing essential funding for hundreds of thousands of 4-H young people, we are able to support local organizations that are important to both our customer and our team members. We're proud to help improve the many communities in which we have stores through our partnership with 4-H. That is what Tractor Supply is all about."
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 fall 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.
For more information about the 4-H Program in Carbon County, contact the Penn State Extension Office at (570) 325-2788 or email Georgia Farrow, 4-H Program Assistant at: firstname.lastname@example.org.