Tractor Supply recently held its most successful fundraising campaign in company history and raised $980,000 for youth participating in 4-H activities.
Held between Oct. 4 and Oct. 15, Tractor Supply’s fall Paper Clover campaign accepted donations on behalf of 4-H, the youth development and mentoring organization that provides lessons in everything from community stewardship to healthy living. The money raised will provide 4-H members with opportunities to learn skills in the areas of agriculture, science, technology, outdoor recreation, among other topics, Tractor Supply said.
“Our partnership with National 4-H Council is extremely important to us and we can’t thank our customers enough for contributing to the unparalleled success of this fundraiser,” said Jessica Holmes, marketing manager at Tractor Supply.
This year marks the eighth consecutive year of the semi-annual Paper Clover campaign. The combined donations from this year’s spring and fall fundraisers totaled more than $1.8 million. Since 2010, Tractor Supply and its customers have generated more than $13 million for the cause.
“The Paper Clover campaign has always served as a great source of camaraderie in our stores,” said Christi Korzekwa, senior vice president of marketing at Tractor Supply. “Both our team members and customers have seen the impact 4-H programs can have on youth and by supporting the Paper Clover fundraiser, they have helped ensure more kids will have an opportunity to experience the incredible benefits 4-H has to offer.”
“Thanks to the generous support from Tractor Supply Company and their customers, thousands of youth across the country have access to hands-on, interactive 4-H programming,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “We are thrilled about our continued partnership with Tractor Supply Company on the 4-H Paper Clover promotion and look forward to working together to empower even more youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime.”
Tractor Supply, is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States and operates 1,665 stores in 49 states.