on 9/18/2012 9:59 AM Tractor Supply Company stores across Alabama are joining with 4-H in support of local youth with the fall 2012 TSC Paper Clover Campaign. This event marks the beginning of the third year of collaboration between the organizations on the national in-store fundraiser, benefiting st ate and local 4‑H programming in each of the communities where a TSC store is located. The fall 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign will take place Sept. Shoppers at the 38 TSC stores across Alabama will have the opportunity to support 4-H by purchasing paper clovers for a $1 or more at checkout. Local 4-H programs are working with store managers to create events and displays to provide information about 4-H locally. All funds raised will be donated to 4-H, and will support 4-H youth development program activities in that county. “The Paper Clover project is a great way to support 4-H at the local level,” said Galen Grace, development officer with Alabama 4-H. “Store managers and TSC employees have championed 4-H and it has grown into an opportunity to tell communities about the effective programs 4-H youth are involved in and how other youth can be involved. ” “Through this highly impactful community event, we have been able to raise funds nationally over the past few years for thousands of 4-H youth across the country,” said Donald T. , president and CEO of National 4-H Council. “We are more than pleased with the success of the 4-H Paper Clover Campaign, and we are even more honored to continue the tremendous partnership that drives support for 4-H clubs and programs in the communities of more than 1,000 Tractor Supply Company and Del’s Feed and Farm Supply stores. ” In just two years, the TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign has provided more than $1. 6 million to 4-H across the country, with 70 percent of the funds returning to state and local 4-H programs. The effort has provided direct support for local camps, after-school programs and other activities, and has granted scholarships to these events that youth can explore their interests in everything from animal science to robotics. In Alabama, more than $25,600 has been raised in the past three years. Several educational programs and training volunteer leaders have been supported with money garnered during the Paper Clover fundraising event. “Our Paper Clover efforts are one of the key ways our stores can give back to the community,” said John Wendler, senior vice president of Marketing for Tractor Supply Company. “By providing essential funding for hundreds of thousands of 4-H young people, we are able to support local organizations that are important to both our customer and our Team Members. We’re proud to help improve the many communities in which we have stores through our partnership with 4-H. That is what Tractor Supply is all about. ” This year, funds donated during the national campaign will be tracked online and recorded by state and by store. com/4-H, for more information on the fall 2012 4-H Paper Clover Campaign and to view the donation tracker. Alabama has 38 Tractor Supply stores across the state in: Alexander City, Andalusia, Anniston, Arab, Athens, Bay Minette, Boaz, Brewton, Chelsea, Cullman, Demopolis, Dothan, Enterprise, Eufaula, Ft. Payne, Gadsden, Greenville, Hamilton, Huntsville, Jasper, Millbrook, Monroeville, Montevallo, Montgomery, Moody, Moulton, Muscle Shoals, Northport, Opelika, Oneonta, Ozark, Saraland, Selma, Scottsboro, Summerdale/Robertsdale, Talladega, Theodore and Troy.