4-H Paper Clover promotion begins April 13 at local Tractor Supply stores
Through April 24, customers at TSC stores will be able to buy paper 4-H clovers for $1 at checkout, with proceeds benefiting the 4-H program where the store is located.
The spring 4-H Paper Clover Campaign begins April 13 at local Tractor Supply Company (TSC) stores. This national campaign by TSC and 4-H has been held in the spring and fall of each year since 2010 at each of Tractor Supply Company’s 1,400 stores — including the 79 stores in Michigan.
“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, National 4-H Council president and CEO. “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.”
Through April 24, customers at TSC stores will be able to buy paper 4-H clovers for $1 at checkout, with proceeds benefiting the 4-H program where the store is located. Sixty-five percent of all funds raised will support the county 4-H program, 5 percent supports the state 4-H program, and 30 percent will go to National 4-H Council for underwriting the cost of the program. This partnership provides direct support for local 4-H activities including after-school programs and other projects, and provides scholarships to 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, TSC vice president for marketing. “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 lasts a lifetime. The continued success of the Tractor Supply Paper Clover fundraisers demonstrates the importance of our 4-H partnership with our customers, team members and communities.”
The most recent fundraiser, held Oct. 7-18, 2015, raised nearly $32,000 for Michigan 4-H and almost $894,000 nationally.
Once again, funds donated during the spring 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.
Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. More than 200,000 youth are involved in 4-H with the support of 17,000 adult volunteers. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit www.4h.msue.msu.edu.
The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit http://www.mi4hfdtn.org.
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 in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.
Tractor Supply Company operates more than 1,400 stores in 49 states. Tractor Supply Company stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of farmers and ranchers. For more information on Tractor Supply, visit www.TractorSupply.com.