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David Burton
Civic Communications Specialist
2400 S. Scenic Ave.
Springfield, MO 65807
417-881-8909
417-881-8058
burtond@missouri.edu

January 25, 2018


Local 4-H Clubs Join with JOANN Fabrics Store to
Spread Love and Grow Program in February


SPRINGFIELD, Mo — Greene County 4-H and JOANN Fabrics stores want to see more children learning by doing, creating and making. Thousands of local 4-H members, staff, volunteers and supporters will join with JOANN customers to ensure more kids get that chance through a new Paper Clover campaign to bring hands-on 4-H programs to Greene County.

The Paper Clover campaign will take place in 865 JOANN Fabrics stores nationwide during Feb. 1-28. Supporters will have a chance to share their hearts and show their love for by purchasing $1 and $4 Paper Clovers to equip local Clubs with resources to reach more kids in need.

During the month of love, local 4-H'ers will also partner with their local JOANN stores to hand-make and deliver custom Valentine's Day cards to Mercy Kids. The event will take place Saturday, Feb. 3, from 11 am to 2 pm at JoAnn's Fabric and Crafts, 3370 S. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield.

Studies show that many students lose their natural love of learning somewhere between kindergarten and their senior year of high school. When more Greene County youth have access to local 4-H programming, they will participate in hands-on projects where they can design, create and make for themselves. These experiences are proven to rekindle a love of learning and produce a variety of benefits - from strengthening their creativity and imaginative thinking to improving their motor skills, coordination and self-esteem.

Proceeds from the Paper Clover campaign will directly support Greene County 4-H programs. Each Paper Clover will include instructions for a special Valentine's Day craft idea that customers can create to share with someone special. With the $4 Paper Clover, customers will also receive a coupon for $4 off their next purchase.

To learn more about the national partnership, visit www.4-h.org/JOANN or contact Karla Deaver, Greene County 4-H at 417-466-3102 or deaverk@missouri.edu.



Source: Karla Deaver, (417) 466-3102

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