March 26, 2021

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.

4-H and JOANN Stores Partner to Offer Opportunity for All Event in March and April

The 4‑H Youth Development Program and JOANN stores are partnering to offer the OPPRTUNITY FOR ALL campaign event, a national in-store fundraiser, benefiting national and county 4 H programming. The event which started on March 1 and will continue until April 30, 2021.

The Opportunity for All campaign and the partnership between 4‑H and JOANN is available in approximately 865 stores located in 49 states. JOANN stores are located in Cherry Hill, Colonia, Deptford, Mays Landing, Mount Laurel, Lawrenceville, Paramus, Riverdale, Shrewsbury, Succasunna, Toms River, and West Deptford. Shoppers at any of the 12 JOANN stores located in New Jersey will have the opportunity to support 4‑H with a donation 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.

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 nj4h.rutgers.edu.

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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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