4-H participants will now have a new way to fundraise for their local clubs, as well as the national organization. In partnership with Veseys Seeds, clubs will be able to sign up to sell seeds, bulbs, and roots, with 60 per cent of the retail sales going back to 4-H Canada, and over half of that staying with the local club.
This is the first time a national fundraising campaign will benefit from all levels of the 4-H movement – from grassroots to provincial and national organizations.
Participation for the fall pilot project is limited. Clubs must sign up prior to September 30th. For more information on how to do so, click here.
“Our youth members told us they wanted to be part of a collective fundraising effort that embodied the 4-H values, was Canadian and had a positive impact on the environment,” says Shannon Benner, 4-H Canada CEO. ‘‘Thanks to Veseys, our fundraising campaign fits all these criteria, and supports our mission of empowering youth to be responsible, caring and contributing leaders that affect positive change in the world around them.”
“Veseys Seeds has had a decades-long relationship with 4-H clubs on Prince Edward Island, having donated vegetable and flower seeds for their annual competitions,” said John Barrett, director of sales, marketing and development, Veseys Seeds Ltd. “We are delighted to partner on the national level with 4-H Canada in this fundraising initiative, as we believe strongly in their dedication to agriculture, and the environment in which we live.”