CASA GRANDE — Tractor Supply Company begins its Fall Paper Clover Campaign on Oct. 9 to raise money for the National 4-H Council and scholarships.
The campaign provides thousands of dollars each year to offer opportunities for young people to attend conferences, 4-H camps and other developmental programs across the nation. This fall, Tractor Supply hopes to raise $1 million by raising awareness of the campaign via social media shares of its paper clover donations with #DonateAMillion.
To participate in the campaign, Tractor Supply customers and team members can purchase a paper clover from Oct. 9 through Oct. 20 at stores nationwide. Customers may also donate online when making a purchase at TractorSupply.com.
Each donation benefits 4-H members within the state where it was collected, providing scholarships for numerous state 4-H programs. Fundraising efforts are sourced for programs and events such as visits to the state capitol to meet with the agricultural department, leadership conferences and camps where attendees can study a range of topics from beekeeping to raising and training animals to forestry.
“Tractor Supply stands with 4-H in support of their community-based youth programs across the nation,” Phil Reiter, vice president of national and local marketing at Tractor Supply Company, said in a press release. “Every paper clover donation goes toward furthering the education and development of 4-H youth as they explore their skills and interests related to the rural lifestyle and beyond. We are proud to support the next generation of our nation’s leaders.”
Since the fundraising program began nine years ago, Tractor Supply and National 4-H Council have raised more than $13 million. The spring program earlier this year raised more than $917,000 for 4-H programs and students, the press release said.
“Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, its team members and the communities it serves, paper clover provides more youth with opportunities to learn-by-doing — something that is vital to the development of their passions and interests,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “It’s initiatives like paper clover that help empower and inspire all youth to handle life’s challenges, contribute to the world around them and ultimately develop into tomorrow’s leaders.”