LIVE OAK — Florida 4-H and JOANN stores want to see more Suwannee County 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 Clover for Kids campaign to bring hands-on 4-H programs to Suwannee County.

The Clovers for Kids campaign kicked off in 865 JOANN stores nationwide March 1 and will extend through April 30. Supporters will have a chance to show their support by purchasing $1 and $4 Paper Clovers to equip local Clubs with resources to reach more kids in need.

Studies show that many students lose their natural love of learning somewhere between kindergarten and their senior year of high school. When more Suwannee 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 Suwannee County 4-H programs. 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 the UF/IFAS Extension Office in Suwannee County at 386-362-2771.

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