Paper Clover Campaign supports Clermont County 4-H members

The autumn 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, through partnership with Ohio State University Extension Clermont County, National 4-H Council and Tractor Supply Company (TSC), will take place Oct. 9-20.

This event marks the third year of collaboration between the organizations for the national in- store fundraiser, which benefits state and local 4-H programming in each of the communities where a TSC is located. Locally, both the Eastgate and Loveland TSC stores are supporting the event.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to support 4-H in Clermont County by choosing to purchase paper clovers in the amount of $1, $5 or more at checkout. All funds will be donated to support 4-H youth development program activities in Clermont.

This marks the second 4-H Paper Clover Campaign of 2013 for local TSC stores. The spring campaign, which ran May 8-19, raised $355 for Clermont County 4-H. These funds went toward purchasing a skills kit to teach financial literacy to youth in the county.

“On behalf of the Clermont County 4-H program, I want to thank all who supported the spring fundraiser, as well as our local TSC stores for hosting the campaign,” said Kelly Royalty, 4-H Youth Development Educator for Clermont. ‘We would love to see your support again during the fall!”

In just three years, across 45 states, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided more than $2 million to 4-H. All proceeds raised directly benefit 4-H, with 70 percent of funds being returned to state and local 4-H programs. The effort has provided direct support for local programs and camps in Clermont County.

OSUE Clermont County is a non-formal education branch of OSU. The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development.

For more information, please contact the OSUE Clermont office by phone at (513) 732-7070, by web at or by searching Facebook for OSU Extension Clermont County.