Contribute to 4-H
Why does 4-H need to raise money? 4-H develops lifeskills in youth through hands-on learning. Sewing classes, providing incubators and quail eggs to second grade classes, funding leadership training and all of our other programs require funding. The money for 4-H educational programs and awards is provided by contributions from individuals, businesses, and Kiwanis of Hendersonville. As participation in our programs, contests, and clubs grow, more funds are needed. Here are some easy ways to support 4-H:
Buy plants ! Each spring, Henderson County 4-H sells bare root plants (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more) as a fundraiser. Because we join other counties with this fundraiser, we order large quantities, and can offer great prices. Email Barbara_Walker@ncsu.edu if you’re interested in purchasing quality plants at reduced rates.
Purchase grocery gift cards from Ivy Olson, secretary. Henderson County 4-H will receive 5% of the purchase price. You can use the gift card to purchase groceries, prescriptions, or gas. You decide if you want a specific club or Henderson County 4-H to benefit from your purchase. Call Ivy at 697-4891 for more information.
Henderson County 4-H has endowments with the Community Foundation of Henderson County, and the NC 4-H Development Fund. Please consider a donation to one of our endowments. The Armstrong- Smith Endowment with the NC 4-H Development Fund honors two well-loved 4-H Agents from Henderson County, Joyce Armstrong and Earl Smith. We are currently trying to grow this endowment to $15,000. When we reach that amount, Henderson County 4-H will receive annual payouts from this endowment. Please write checks for the Armstrong-Smith Endowment to the NC 4-H Development Fund, and mail them to Henderson County 4-H, 100 Jackson Park Rd., Hendersonville, NC 28792. Write “Armstrong-Smith Endowment” in the memo section.
Donate books to Books for Good in honor of Henderson County 4-H, and buy books there to benefit many local non-profits. Henderson County 4-H receives a portion of the profit made from the books donated in our name. The store, at 50 Heritage Park Drivein Fletcher, NC can be difficult to find. Please click on the address underlined above to see a map and directions.
Regular Store Hours
Monday – Friday 12pm to 5pm
Saturday 10am to 2pm
Because 4-H is a non-profit organization, contributions are tax-deductible. Please mail contributions to: Henderson County 4-H, 100 Jackson Park Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792. Specify if you would like your donation to help sponsor a specific event or award, or to add to the endowment funds.
4-H staff salaries are paid by county and state governments, so your contributions go entirely to 4-H programs.