---- — DERRY — The National 4-H Council announced the launch of the fall 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company.
This event marks the beginning of the third year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC or Del’s Farm and Feed Supply store is located.
The fall 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place through Sept. 30.
Shoppers at the Tractor Supply Company in Derry and Brentwood will have the opportunity to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for $1 or more at the checkout. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H and will support 4-H youth development program activities in Rockingham County.
In just two years, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided more than $1.6 million to 4-H across the country, with 70 percent of the funds returning to state and local 4-H programs.
The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics.
“Our Paper Clover efforts are one of the key ways our stores can give back to the community,” said John Wendler, senior vice president of marketing for Tractor Supply Company. “By providing essential funding for hundreds of thousands of 4-H young people, we are able to support local organizations that are important to both our customer and our team members. We’re proud to help improve the many communities in which we have stores through our partnership with 4-H. That is what Tractor Supply is all about.”
4-H is the youth development program of the UNH Cooperative Extension. Through participating in 4-H, youth experience a sense of belonging, learn important life skills, have a voice in shaping their future, and make a positive difference in the world.
For more information, contact the Rockingham County 4-H office at 679-5616 or visit bit.ly/RockCty4H.