In partnership with 4-H, Paper Clover donations send youth to development programs nationwide
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tractor Supply Company, in partnership with National 4-H Council, is gearing up for its Spring Paper Clover event, a semi-annual fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth. Donations from the program provide opportunities for youth to attend enriching camps, conferences and other developmental programs across the country.
From March 27 - April 7, Tractor Supply customers and team members can participate in the Paper Clover fundraiser by purchasing a paper clover for a donation during checkout at stores nationwide or by making a purchase online at TractorSupply.com.
Now in its ninth year, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $12 million in essential funding. This past fall's initiative raised nearly $2 million, impacting more than 14,000 students.
"Tractor Supply has an unparalleled partnership with the National 4-H Council, and our biannual Paper Clover program is a true representation of the incredible value 4-H brings to youth, families and communities," said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. "We look forward to this program each year because it allows us to invest in youth who are passionate about impacting the world around them."
Fundraising efforts from Tractor Supply's Paper Clover event provide scholarships for numerous state level 4-H programs nationwide, and every donation benefits youth within the state it was collected. Scholarships are used for camps and leadership conferences, where attendees learn everything from animal care and woodworking to professional networking practices and civic responsibility.
According to Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council, this program uniquely supports and encourages 4-H youth to continue making a difference in their lives, careers and communities.
"Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, the Paper Clover program exposes youth to the benefits of the 4-H experience, such as hands-on learning, which empowers them to become lifelong leaders," said Sirangelo. "Nothing brings us greater joy than to support the skills and interests of our 4-H youth throughout their journey to adulthood. The Paper Clover program allows more youth to hone lifelong leadership skills like responsibility, resiliency and hard work."
4-H clubs are encouraged to contact a Tractor Supply store to participate during the in-store fundraiser. Those who participate with their local store are eligible to win a $100Tractor Supply gift card through the Paper Clover Participation Sweepstakes. For more information on Paper Clover or how to enter the sweepstakes, visit TractorSupply.com/4h.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, has been passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle, for more than 80 years. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. With more than 28,000 team members, the Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday low prices they deserve. At December 29, 2018, the Company operated 1,765 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.TractorSupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At December 29, 2018, the Company operated 175 Petsense stores in 26 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.Petsense.com.
4‑H, the nation's largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation's 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 civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4‑H at WWW.4‑H.ORG, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Francie Fisher Corcoran
Source: Tractor Supply Company