March 23, 2020

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

4-H and JOANN Stores Partner to Offer Pay It Fourward Event in March & April

The 4‑H Youth Development Program and JOANN stores are partnering to offer the PAY IT FOURWARD campaign event, a national in-store fundraiser, benefiting national and county 4‑H programming. The event started on March 1 and will continue until April 30, 2020.

The Pay It Fourward campaign and the partnership between 4‑H and JOANN is available in 865 stores located in 49 states. Shoppers at any of the 12 JOANN stores located in New Jersey will have the opportunity to support 4‑H by choosing to purchase a Pay It Fourward tear away for a $1 or $4 at the checkout. A coupon for $4 off your next purchase will be given for each $4.00 donation made. Funds raised will be used to support county 4‑H educational programs.

JOANN stores are located in Cherry Hill, Colonia, Deptford, Mays Landing, Mount Laurel, Lawrenceville, Paramus, Riverdale, Shrewsbury, Succasunna, Toms River, and West Deptford.

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. 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


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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