Every year, Tractor Supply Company hosts a Spring and Fall Paper Clover campaign that raises money for youth in agriculture. During these campaigns, funds are raised by the company and its customers to help 4-H members access educational programs.
This week, Tractor Supply announced that its annual Fall Paper Clover fundraiser has raised a total of $828,076 for 4-H. The funds raised during the 12-day campaign will create opportunities for 4-H’ers across the U.S. to participate in educational programs and enriching leadership experiences, from camps to community projects. Paper Clover funds directly support 4-H, with 90 percent used to fund state-level scholarships. Tractor Supply matched any donation made on its private label credit card, with no limit to the match, contributing $18,751 to the campaign.
Paper clovers, the 4-H emblem, were available for sale in Tractor Supply stores and online at TractorSupply.com from October 7 to 18, marking the eleventh year of the Paper Clover fundraiser benefitting 4-H. The funds support scholarships for camps and leadership experiences that feature programming in animal care, woodworking, government and networking practices. All money raised during the fundraiser is dedicated to scholarship funding for varying state-level 4-H programs, benefiting youth directly in the state it was collected.
“The Paper Clover campaign helps empower and create opportunities for 4-H’ers across the country to build the skills needed to handle life’s challenges, contribute to the world around them and ultimately develop into tomorrow’s leaders,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, we are able to provide more youth with hands-on-learning opportunities – something that is vital to the development of their passions and interests.”
Through this partnership, Tractor Supply has raised more than $14.9 million for 4-H youth. For more information on the program, visit www.TractorSupply.com/4H.