BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, has announced that more than $871,000 was raised during the 2016 Fall Paper Clover Campaign on Oct. 5-16, surpassing the $10 million milestone raised for 4-H since the program’s inception just seven years ago.
Since 2009, the Paper Clover Campaign has provided direct support to further county level 4-H programs across the country. Effective this fall, funds raised through the 2016 Fall Paper Clover Campaign will be used to provide scholarships to youth for 4-H camps and leadership experiences throughout the upcoming year.
“This fall’s Paper Clover Campaign was a huge success thanks to our dedicated customers,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “We met a major milestone this year, and we couldn’t have done it without them. These campaigns have given us the opportunity to enhance our stores’ communities and provide support to our valued partner in National 4-H Council and its young members.”
Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply customers had the opportunity to purchase paper clovers for $1 or more during checkout. Tractor Supply will work with 4-H groups on the state level to donate the funds as scholarships to local 4-H members to attend camps and leadership conferences. 4-H members can contact their county agents for information on how to apply. The number of scholarships distributed to students is determined based on the total amount raised throughout the campaign.
“It is extremely gratifying to witness the significant and consistent growth in the Paper Clover Campaign over the past seven years, and we are excited to have reached a major milestone of $10 million this year,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are proud of this important partnership with Tractor Supply Company, which raises resources to help support 4-H positive youth development programs in local communities across the United States.”