UNIVERSITY PARK – The Tractor Supply Company stores in Pennsylvania are joining 4-H to support local youth with the 4-H TSC Paper Clover Campaign, a national in-store fundraising effort to benefit state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a Tractor Supply Company store is located.
Christy Bartley, Pennsylvania 4-H Program leader, said, “4-H is fortunate to have generous contributors and dedicated volunteers in the staff of Tractor Supply Company. 4-H is a family-oriented youth development program that everyone in Pennsylvania should embrace. Tractor Supply’s Paper Clover campaign makes support of local 4-H programming easy and affordable.”
The success of last fall’s campaign spurred TSC’s continued support of the community fundraising event. Beginning Friday, April 15, through Monday, April 25, shoppers at Tractor Supply Company will have the opportunity to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for just $1 at checkout. All funds raised through this local 4-H TSC Paper Clover Campaign will be donated to 4-H and will support local camps, after-school programs and other 4-H youth development program activities locally, throughout Pennsylvania and nationally.
“We are excited to begin our fall Paper Clover Campaign with the tremendous support of Tractor Supply Company again this year,” said Donald T. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Tractor Supply continues to be an excellent partner in our efforts to drive local support of, and community involvement in, 4-H programs throughout the country. Their partnership in the Paper Clover Campaign will help provide funding to 4-H in more than 900 Tractor Supply Company communities across the nation, allowing youth to explore interests in everything from animal science to robotics.”
About 4-H: 4-H is a community of six million young people across America learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within USDA. The 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 Land Grant Universities and the Cooperative Extension System through their 3,100 local Extension offices across the country. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.
About Tractor Supply Company: Tractor Supply Company operates more than 900 stores in 44 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. The Company also serves the maintenance needs of those who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, pet and animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use; (3) hardware and tool products; (4) seasonal products, including lawn and garden power equipment; (5) truck and towing products; and (6) work/recreational clothing and footwear for the entire family.
4-H is a non-formal youth development educational program of Penn State Cooperative Extension for all youth between the ages of 8 and 19, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, or veteran status. For additional information on the 4-H program or to locate a 4-H club in your area, contact Jana Lynne Davidson at Penn State Cooperative Extension of Clearfield County at (814) 765-7878 Ext. 3.