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Local 4-H Clubs Join With Indiana JOANN Fabrics Stores To Spread Love and Grow Local 4-H Programs with Paper Clover Campaign And Valentine's Day Service Projects
Updated January 29, 2018 5:04 PM | Filed under: Event
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(BEDFORD) - Local 4-H Clubs will join with Indiana JOANN Fabrics stores to spread love and grow local 4-H programs with Paper Clover Campaign and Valentine's Day Service Projects this February.

Lawrence, Martin and Orange County 4-H programs and JOANN Fabrics stores want to see more local youth 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 Indiana youth.

The Paper Clover campaign will take place in 865 JOANN Fabrics stores nationwide during February 1-28. Supporters will have a chance to share their hearts and show their love for 4-H 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 Lawrence, Martin and Orange County Nursing Homes.

Please join us on Saturday, February 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bedford JoAnn Fabrics store to make Valentines for local nursing homes. To register for this event, please call Purdue Extension-Lawrence County, (812)275-4623. The deadline to register is February 2 at 4 p.m.

Studies show that many students lose their natural love of learning somewhere between kindergarten and their senior year of high school. When more Indiana 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 Indiana 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 a Purdue Extension Office.

About 4-H

4-H, the nation's largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4-H programs empower nearly six million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4-H is the youth development program of our nation's Cooperative Extension System and USDA and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. Globally, 4-H collaborates with independent programs to empower one million youth in 50 countries. The research-backed 4-H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.

Learn more about 4-H at www.4-H.org, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/4-H and on Twitter at
https://twitter.com/4H.

About JOANN

For nearly 75 years, JOANN has inspired creativity in the hearts, hands, and minds of its customers. From a single storefront in Cleveland, Ohio, the nation's leading fabric and craft retailer has grown to include more than 869 stores across 49 states and an industry-leading e-commerce business. With the goal of helping every customer find their creative Happy Place, JOANN serves as a convenient single stop for all of the supplies, guidance, and inspiration needed to achieve



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