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Tractor Supply stores raise money for 4-H youth

Virginia 4-H youth will experience valuable hands-on learning opportunities as a result of Tractor Supply’s 2018 Paper Clover Campaign, a biannual fundraiser held in partnership with National 4-H Council. Virginia Tractor Supply stores collectively raised $79,171 in 2018 through donations made with purchases in store and online.

Earlier this month, Virginia Tractor Supply customers participated in the Fall Paper Clover event by purchasing paper clovers—the emblem of 4-H—for a donation during checkout at stores nationwide or through purchases made online at TractorSupply.com. From Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, Virginia Tractor Supply stores raised $37,674. The Virginia funds raised are a portion of the more than $1 million nationwide grand total—marking the most successful fundraiser in Tractor Supply’s history. Combined with results from the Spring Paper Clover event held earlier this year, Virginia stores raised a total of $79,171.

According to Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company, there is immense value in supporting 4-H youth and their skills and interests.

Fundraising efforts from Tractor Supply’s Paper Clover event fund scholarships for numerous state-level 4-H programs nationwide, and every Virginia donation benefits Virginia youth. Scholarships are used for camps and leadership conferences, where attendees learn everything from animal care and woodworking to networking practices and civic responsibility.

“Thanks to our partnership with Tractor Supply Company, its team members and the communities it serves, Paper Clover provides more youth with opportunities to learn-by-doing—something that is vital to the development of their passions and interests,” said Jennifer Sirangelo.”

The Fall Paper Clover event rounds out the ninth year of the campaign, which generated $1,999,661 in 2018. The company’s biannual fundraiser has collectively generated more than $14.9 million in essential funding to date.

The Paper Clover campaign will return to Virginia Tractor Supply stores next spring. For more information on the program, visit www.TractorSupply.com/4H.