National Paper Clover Campaign Continues Support of Bladen County 4-H Youth
National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015 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 spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place April 22 – May 3, 2015. Shoppers at the Elizabethtown Tractor Supply store will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Bladen 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-Hyouth development program activitiesin Bladen County.
“For many years, the fundraising event 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 48 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign provided more than $1.5 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 that 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 http://www.tractorsupply.com/content_landing-page_4H.html for more information on the spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.
If you would like more information about 4-H programs and activities, please contact our local agent, Stacie Kinlaw at Stacie_kinlaw@ncsu.edu or check out our webpage at http://bladen.ces.ncsu.edu/categories/4-h-youth-development/ .