COLLEGE STATION – The 4-H/Tractor Supply Company’s Paper Clover Campaign starts Nov.5.
The national in-store fund-raising effort benefits state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a Tractor Supply Company store is located, said Jim Reeves, Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation executive director at College Station.
Reeves said the success of an earlier campaign last spring prompted Tractor Supply to continue the effort this fall. The campaign lasts through Nov. 14 and gives shoppers an opportunity to support 4-H in their community by purchasing paper clovers for $1 each at checkout.
“We are excited to begin our fall Paper Clover Campaign with the tremendous support of Tractor Supply Company again this year,” Reeves said. “Tractor Supply continues to be an excellent partner in our efforts to gain local support of, and community involvement in, 4-H programs throughout Texas.
“Campaign funding from the 125 Tractor Supply Company stores in communities across Texas will help 4-H youth explore interests in everything from animal science to robotics,” he said.
Reeves said all funds raised by the company during the Paper Clover Campaign are to be donated to 4-H with 60 percent of the total funds going directly to local county 4-H programs. Of the remaining funds, 30 percent will remain with the National 4-H Council to underwrite the program's cost, five percent will go to the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation and five percent will go to 4-H work conducted through Prairie View A&M University.
Tractor Supply Company’s spring campaign netted almost $30,000 for Texas 4-H, according to Reeves.
For more information, contact Jana Barrett in the Texas 4-H Youth Development Foundation office at 979-845-1213, JCBarrett@ag.tamu.edu .