Thanks to a partnership with Kroger, the Ohio 4-H Foundation is mailing 4-H Family Guides and custom bumper stickers to all 4-H families for the fourth year. The 4-H Family Guide is a comprehensive directory of every 4-H project a youth can take in 2024 and includes information on Ohio 4-H programming opportunities.
In addition to sponsoring the 4-H Family Guide mailing project, Kroger helps provide starter kits for new 4-H clubs. These kits include promotional materials, a gavel, and a stamp to ensure all new 4-H clubs get off to the right start.
In November, Kirk Bloir, state 4-H leader, and Crystal Ott, Ohio 4-H Foundation manager, attended the grand re-opening of a Kroger store in Chillicothe. The event celebrated the partnership between 4-H and Kroger and included a generous donation of $50,000 to support the 4-H Family Guide mailing and new club starter kits. This gift will have an immeasurable impact on Ohio 4-H’ers and their families and we are grateful to Kroger for making these opportunities possible.