March 17: A day dedicated to green to aid Arkansas 4H
Arkansas 4-H is hoping you’ll help the educational program on the most green-intensive day of the year: St. Patrick’s Day.
March 3, 2021
By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
- Two ways to help 4-H in March: donate online, visit select Chick-fil-A stores
- Funding goes to scholarships, educational programs
(Newsrooms – with downloadable art: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmUB3phN
SUBS 5th graf to remove reference to Little Rock)
FERNDALE, Ark. — Arkansas 4-H is hoping you’ll help the educational program on the most green-intensive day of the year: St. Patrick’s Day.
“We were thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and its association with the color green and thought, what better day than March 17 to give people an opportunity to help out Arkansas 4-H?” said John Thomas, development officer for the Arkansas 4-H Foundation. “This is the first of what will be an annual fund drive event for Arkansas 4-H.”
Thomas said there are several ways to help out. First is a one-day online fund drive set for March 17.
Giving is easy. Just click the “donate” button in the top right of the foundation page: https://arkansas4hfoundation.org/.
A second method involves specific Chick-fil-A stores in Hot Springs, Searcy and Fayetteville. Customers must mention 4-H when they order, either online or in-person.
- March 16
HOT SPRINGS, 100 Cornerstone Boulevard — Customers who mention 4-H between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., can ensure that 10 percent of net sales over $4,500 will go to 4-H.
- March 17
SEARCY, 3683 E. Race Street — 20 percent of all orders through the mobile app that mention 4-H will go to the organization. Promotion does not apply to drive up ordering.
- March 22
FAYETTEVILLE, 1369 W, M.L.K. Jr. Boulevard at Razorback Road — 20 percent of net sales when customers mention 4-H will go to the organization. This promotion includes all styles of ordering, including drive-through, mobile app and catering. Valid only between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
All money raised supports Arkansas 4-H youth scholarships and program/trip sponsorships, removing financial barriers so that Arkansas youth can experience the unmatched outcomes of Arkansas 4-H.
To learn more about 4-H, contact your county extension office or visit https://4h.uada.edu/.
To learn more about extension and research programs in Arkansas, visit https://uada.edu/
Follow us on Twitter at @AgInArk, @uaex_edu or @ArkAgResearch.
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 and services 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.
# # #