April 13, 2018

News Release

For Immediate Release

EDITOR'S NOTE: Members of the media may contact Jeannette Rea-Keywood of the Rutgers 4‑H Youth Development Program by phone at 609-827-0199 or by email at reakeywood@njaes.rutgers.edu.

National 4-H Paper Clover Event Continues Until April 22

The National 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign event in partnership with Tractor Supply Company (TSC) started on April 11 and will continue until April 22, 2018. This event marks the eighth year of collaboration between National 4‑H Council and Tractor Supply on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting state and local 4‑H programming in each of the counties where a TSC store is located.

Shoppers at any of the 16 Tractor Supply Company stores located in New Jersey will have the opportunity to support 4‑H in that county by choosing to purchase paper clovers for a $1 or more at the checkout. All funds raised will directly benefit 4‑H and will support New Jersey 4‑H member participation in leadership and camping programs.

"For many years, the fundraising event has allowed us to provide thousands of 4‑H youth across the country greater access to 4‑H programs," said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4‑H Council. "We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tractor Supply Company as it drives the excitement of local community participation and support for 4‑H programs, and therefore the success of the 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign."

4‑H clubs will have displays and demonstrations daily throughout the campaign period (April 26-May 7). New Jersey Tractor Supply Company stores are located in Allentown, Blairstown, Bridgeton, Egg Harbor Township, Flanders, Hammonton, Hillsborough, Little Egg Harbor, Monroe Township, Pilesgrove, Ringoes, Sicklerville, Southampton, Sussex, Vineland and Washington.

Funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. Visit www.tractorsupply.com/4-H for more information on the spring 2018 4‑H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker.

If you would like more information on how you can become involved in 4‑H, contact the 4‑H office in the county in which you reside or visit the website at http://nj4h.rutgers.edu. Like New Jersey 4‑H on Facebook.

The 4‑H Youth Development Program is part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. 4‑H educational programs are offered to all youth, grades K-13 (one year out of high school), on an age-appropriate basis, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status and any other category protected by law.

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Cooperating Agencies: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and County Boards of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, a unit of the Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, is an qual opportunity program provider and employer.

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