The Star-Herald

Clover campaign will fund 4-H scholarships

HOULTON, PRESQUE ISLE and MADAWASKA, Maine — On Wednesday, April 11, Tractor Supply Company will begin its ninth year of Paper Clover, a fundraising campaign that provides millions of dollars in scholarships for 4-H youth in partnership with the National 4-H Council.

Customers at the Houlton, Presque Isle and Madawaska stores can purchase a paper clover — the 4-H emblem — April 11-22 at the store or online at TractorSupply.com. Every Maine donation will stay in the state; funds raised will benefit Maine 4-H youth as scholarships to attend camps and leadership conferences.

Since its start in 2010, the partnership between Tractor Supply and 4-H has generated more than $13 million in essential funding. Last year the Paper Clover fundraiser, which takes place in the spring and fall, saw a record-breaking year with more than $1.8 million raised.

“The stories we hear from the thousands of 4-H youth who have attended camps and leadership conferences because of Paper Clover remind us why we work so hard to support this mission,” said Jessica Holmes, store marketing manager at Tractor Supply Company.

“4-H continues to empower America’s youth with hands-on learning and education programs that encompass skills like responsibility, resiliency and hard work,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4-H Council. “The Paper Clover promotion gives more youth the opportunity to experience and benefit from 4-H.”

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