4-H Paper Clover promotion begins Oct. 4 at local Tractor Supply stores
EAST LANSING, Mich. – The fall 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will launch on Oct. 4 at local Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores across the nation. The $1 clovers will be available at checkout until Oct. 15. Funds will support county, state and national 4-H programming.
“For many years, the Paper Clover fundraiser has allowed us to provide thousands of 4-H youth across the country greater access to 4-H programs,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tractor Supply Company as it drives the excitement of local community participation and support for 4-H programs, and therefore the success of the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign.”
The 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, held biannually in the spring and fall since 2010, takes place at TSC’s 1,600 stores. This close partnership between 4-H and TSC allowed Michigan 4-H to raise $38,025 of the $826,191 raised nationally in the latest campaign.
“The Paper Clover fundraiser is a significant part of Tractor Supply Company’s support of 4-H programs throughout the 1,300 communities we serve,” said Christi Korzekwa, vice president, marketing, TSC. “We are proud to be able to provide essential funding to more than 1,000 county 4-H programs. These programs make a positive impact on young people that last a lifetime. The continued success of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraisers demonstrate the importance of our 4-H partnership with our customers, team members and communities.”
Seventy percent of the funds raised supports county 4-H programs; 10 percent supports 4-H volunteer and teen leadership training workshops; 5 percent will go to state 4-H programs; 5 percent will go to the Michigan 4-H Foundation and 10 percent to National 4-H Council for underwriting the cost of the program. All funds donated during the fall campaign can be tracked online and will be recorded by state and by store. Visit www.tractorsupply.com/4-H for more information about the fall 2017 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit http://www.mi4hfdtn.org. Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit www.4h.msue.msu.edu. National 4-H Council is the private sector, nonprofit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute for Food and Agriculture within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.
Tractor Supply Co. operates more than 1,600 stores in 49 states. TSC stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of farmers and ranchers. For more information on TSC, visit www.TractorSupply.com.