Tractor Supply’s Spring Paper Clover Raises More Than $956,000 for 4-H Youth
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 08 May 2018 11:27:37 America/New_York
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thousands of 4-H youth from across the country will have opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills as a result of Tractor Supply’s Spring Paper Clover Fundraiser. From April 11 to April 22, Tractor Supply raised more than $956,000 through donations made with purchases in store and online during the biannual campaign held in partnership with National 4-H Council.
“Our loyal customers and dedicated team members continue to support 4-H through Paper Clover because they see the value in supporting the future of agriculture within their own communities and across the country,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply Company. “4-H programs, camps and conferences help develop today’s youth into tomorrow’s leaders, and the goal of Paper Clover is to expose more youth to those growth opportunities.”
Tractor Supply customers participated in Paper Clover by purchasing paper clovers—the emblem of 4-H—for a monetary donation of their choice. Awarded as scholarships to 4-H camps and leadership events, every donation benefits youth within the state it was collected.
“Since the beginning of Paper Clover, we have seen the fundraiser grow each year,” said Jessica Holmes, store marketing manager at Tractor Supply Company. “To have the opportunity to directly play a role in the development of 4-H youth is the reason why we work so hard to support this mission.”
2018 marks the ninth consecutive year of Tractor Supply’s Paper Clover campaign. The company’s biannual fundraiser has collectively generated more than $13.9 million in essential funding over its history, due in large part to the commitment and in-store participation of local 4-H groups.
“To see just how much Tractor Supply communities support 4-H and their local youth is incredible,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “Thanks to the Paper Clover partnership, more youth are given the opportunity to experience and benefit from 4-H and our programs.”
The Paper Clover campaign will return to Tractor Supply Company this fall, from Oct. 3 to Oct. 14. Identical to the spring, customers can participate in the 2018 Fall Paper Clover campaign by purchasing paper clovers during checkout in stores and online at www.TractorSupply.com.
For more information on the program, visit www.TractorSupply.com/4H.
About Tractor Supply Company
Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ:TSCO) is in its 80th year of operation and, since being founded in 1938, has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. With more than 28,000 team members, over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website, Tractor Supply is passionate about serving its unique niche, as a one-stop shop for recreational farmers, ranchers and all those who enjoy living the rural lifestyle. Tractor Supply offers an extensive mix of products necessary to care for home, land, pets and animals with a focus on product localization, exclusive brands and legendary customer service that addresses the needs of the Out Here lifestyle. The Company leverages its physical store assets with digital capabilities to offer customers the convenience of purchasing products they need anytime, anywhere and any way they choose at the everyday prices they deserve. At March 31, 2018, the Company operated 1,700 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com.
Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At March 31, 2018, the Company operated 172 Petsense stores in 27 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.com.
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4‑H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4‑H at WWW.4‑H.ORG, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.
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