Tractor Supply, in partnership with the National 4-H Council, recently announced the fundraising results of its fall 2014 Paper Clover Campaign.
Tractor Supply, the largest retail farm and ranch supply store chain in the United States, raised $763,283 during the 10-day national in-store fundraiser. With the more than $1.5 million raised during the 2014 spring and fall campaigns, Tractor Supply has now raised nearly $6.5 million for 4-H programs across the country through the Paper Clover campaigns in just over 4 years.
Shoppers at Tractor Supply and Del's Feed and Farm Supply stores had the opportunity to purchase paper clovers between October 9-18 for a $1 or more during checkout. Seventy percent of the funds raised benefit state and local 4-H youth development program activities, such as local camps and after-school programs, for 4-H youth in the communities where Tractor Supply and Del’s stores are located. Thirty percent of the total funds are donated to the National 4-H Council to support its national 4-H initiatives.
“This fall’s Paper Clover campaign was another huge success thanks to our dedicated customers,” said Christi Korzekwa, vice president of marketing for Tractor Supply. “We exceeded our goal, and we couldn’t have done this without them. These campaigns give us the opportunity to enhance our stores’ communities and provide support to our valued partner in the National 4-H Council and its local programs.”
“We’re thrilled with the result of the fall Paper Clover Campaign,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president & CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are also excited about the continued partnership with Tractor Supply which provides resources to manage, strengthen and drive excitement of local community participation and support for 4-H programs across the U.S."
Tractor Supply and the National 4-H Council now look ahead to their spring Paper Clover Campaign set for April 23-May 3, 2015.
Tractor Supply operates more than 1,360 stores in 49 states. Located in the outlying towns in major metropolitan markets and in rural communities,Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. The company offers a comprehensive selection of merchandise for the health, care, growth and containment of horses, livestock and pets including select Purina and Nutrena brand feeds; hardware, truck, towing and tool products; and seasonal products, including lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys. In addition, the company sells work/recreational clothing and footwear for the entire family and maintenance products for agricultural and rural use. For more information on Tractor Supply, access the website at www.TractorSupply.com.
4-H is a community of 7 million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the United States, 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension through more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, 4-H programs operate through independent, country-led organizations in more than 50 countries. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org.