4-H Paper Clover Campaign Continues
National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2016 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC). This event marks the sixth 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 Jefferson County 4-H organization will use the donations to provide educational programs, pay county premiums and assist with expenses for the annual 4-H Achievement Night. Mt. Vernon TSC was #1 in the state for paper clover sales in the Fall of 2015. Let’s make them #1 again this spring!” says Carla Chesnek.
The Jefferson County 4-H Youth Representatives and Campground Clovers will be at TSC from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 16th, promoting paper clover sales, holding a bake sale and having their 4-H animals on display for everyone to see. The Waltonville Lucky Leprechauns will also be present at TSC on Sunday, April 24, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.
The spring 2016 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 13-24, 2016. Shoppers at the Mt. Vernon TSC store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Jefferson County by choosing to purchase 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 Jefferson County.
“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.”
Last year, across 49 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign provided more than $1.8 million to 4-H across the country. All proceeds raised directly benefit 4-H, with 70 percent of funds being returned 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 where youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics.
“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, Tractor Supply Company. “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.”
Once again, 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 spring 2016 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.