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4-H partners with JOANN Fabrics to help fund clubs, activities
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas 4-H, along with 4-H clubs around the country, are partnering
with JOANN Fabrics in efforts to engage their respective communities and help raise
funds for clubs and activities in their areas.
Priscella Thomas-Scott, 4-H events coordinator for the University of Arkansas System
Division of Agriculture, said 4-H clubs in Pulaski, Craighead, Benton, Washington
and Sebastian counties visited local JOANN Fabrics stores in their respective areas
earlier in February to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards, which were in turn distributed
to hospitals senior citizen centers and other community centers for the Feb. 14 holiday.
The activity was one of three ways National 4-H is currently partnering with the fabric
retail chain. JOANN Fabrics is also offering customers a 4-H Reward card, which gives
customers a 15 percent discount on purchases and donates at least 2.5 percent of eligible
transactions to National 4-H. During the month of February, the retailer will also
offer Valentine’s Day versions of the 4-H Paper Clover for $1 or $4, which will include
instructions for a holiday craft. Thirty percent of the sale of these Paper Clovers
will go to National 4-H, and 70 percent will go to to state 4-H programs.
Thomas-Scott said about 15 Pulaski County 4-H members met at the Little Rock JOANN
Fabrics location earlier this month to create Valentine’s Day cards.
“This is a great way for Arkansas 4-H to engage our local communities, get some visibility
and develop this partnership with JOANN Fabrics,” Thomas-Scott said. “The money that’s
raised through the Clover Cards comes back to 4H, and it can be used for any kind
To learn about Arkansas 4-H, contact your local Cooperative Extension Service agent
or visit https://www.uaex.uada.edu/4h-youth/.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
By Ryan McGeeneyThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Ryan McGeeneyCommunication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org