SIDNEY — Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is announcing the October launch of the 2016 Fall Paper Clover Campaign. From Oct. 5 to Oct. 16, funds will be raised when Tractor Supply shoppers purchase a paper clover for $1 or more at checkout and will be awarded as scholarships to individual 4-H members wishing to attend 4-H camps and leadership conferences across the country. With the completion of the 2016 fall campaign, Tractor Supply and the National 4-H Council hope to reach the milestone of $10 million raised for 4-H members since the partnership began seven years ago.
With the more than $935,351 raised during the 2016 spring campaign, Tractor Supply and its shoppers have now raised more than $9.2 million for 4-H programs across the country in only seven years of Paper Clover Campaigns. The effort has provided direct support to further county level 4-H programs. Effective this fall, funds raised will be used to provide scholarships to youth for 4-H camps and leadership experiences.
“Partnering with 4-H gives us the opportunity to enhance our stores’ communities and provide support to 4-H members,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “With the help of our dedicated customers, these scholarships will allow numerous students to build upon their leadership skills through attendance at youth development camps, strengthening 4-H programs across the country.”
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 will be determined based on the total amount raised throughout the campaign.
“For many years, this 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.”