Tractor Supply Company hosting 4-H fundraiser in October
–From Oct. 4-15, Tractor Supply Company (TSC) customers can purchase a Paper Clover, starting at $1 to fund in-state scholarships to empower 4-H youth with experiences where they learn everything from animal care to civic leadership.
“We created the Paper Clover fundraiser because we know how important local 4-H groups are to protecting a way of life that’s built around community and service,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company.
National 4-H Council and Tractor Supply have worked closely together to provide 4-H members with the tools they need for success. Their partnership has yielded more than $11 million to support 4-H programming since 2010. Earlier this year, the Spring 2017 Paper Clover Campaign raised nearly $825,000, resulting in 16,301 scholarships awarded to youth attending camps or other leadership experiences.
Individual 4-H Clubs are encouraged to participate at their local Tractor Supply stores during the fundraiser. Many groups will hold bake sales, car washes and other activities to help boost donations. The TSC is Paso Robles is located at 2800 Riverside Avenue and at 120 Tank Farm Road in San Luis Obispo.
The 4-H is the nation’s largest youth development organization and empowers nearly six million young people across the United States through experiences that develop critical life skills. The 4-H is the youth development program of the United States Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be active in their communities and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Visit the 4-H website for more information about 4-H and to find a local club in San Luis Obispo county.