In partnership with 4-H, Paper Clover donations send youth to development programs nationwide
Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Spring Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. Donations from the program provide opportunities for youth to attend enriching camps, conferences and other developmental programs across the country.
From March 27-April 7, Tractor Supply customers and team members can participate in the Paper Clover fundraiser by purchasing a paper clover for a donation during checkout at stores nationwide or by making a purchase online at TractorSupply.com.
Now in its ninth year, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $12 million in essential funding. This past fall’s initiative raised nearly $2 million, impacting more than 14,000 students.
"Tractor Supply has an unparalleled partnership with the National 4-H Council, and our biannual Paper Clover program is a true representation of the incredible value 4-H brings to youth, families and communities," said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. "We look forward to this program each year because it allows us to invest in youth who are passionate about impacting the world around them."
Fundraising efforts from Tractor Supply's Paper Clover event provide scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every donation benefits youth within the state it was collected. Scholarships are used for camps and leadership conferences, where attendees learn everything from animal care and woodworking to professional networking practices and civic responsibility.
According to Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council, this program uniquely supports and encourages 4-H youth to continue making a difference in their lives, careers and communities.
"Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, the Paper Clover program exposes youth to the benefits of the 4-H experience, such as hands-on learning, which empowers them to become lifelong leaders," said Sirangelo. "Nothing brings us greater joy than to support the skills and interests of our 4-H youth throughout their journey to adulthood. The Paper Clover program allows more youth to hone lifelong leadership skills like responsibility, resiliency and hard work."
4-H clubs are encouraged to contact a Tractor Supply store to participate during the in-store fundraiser. Those who participate with their local store are eligible to win a $100 Tractor Supply gift card through the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes. For more information on Paper Clover or how to enter the sweepstakes, visit TractorSupply.com/4h.
Contributed by Tractor Supply Company