Family Farm and Home to host statewide in-store fundraiser for Michigan 4-H

posted on August 25, 2015 3:02pm

CONTACT: Abbey Miller, Communications & Annual Giving Manager, Michigan 4-H Foundation, 517-353-6692, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Family Farm and Home is partnering with Michigan 4-H and the Michigan 4-H Foundation to host a statewide in-store fundraiser to benefit 4-H programming in each of the communities where Family Farm and Home stores are located.

“We appreciate Family Farm and Home’s support of 4-H programs and look forward to partnering with them on this effort,” said Julie Chapin, director of Michigan State University Extension’s children and youth programs. A program of MSU Extension, Michigan 4-H is the largest youth development program in the state, with more than 180,000 youth participating each year.

This new fundraiser will take place Aug. 29–Sept. 7, 2015, at each of the 32 Family Farm and Home stores in Michigan. During this period, Family Farm and Home cashiers will ask customers if they would like to donate $1 to Michigan 4-H. In return, customers will receive a coupon and information about 4‑H. The funds raised will be donated to 4-H and will support 4-H youth development activities in the local community.

“Our 4-H donation campaign is a great opportunity for both Family Farm and Home and the communities we do business in to support our local 4-H programs,” said Tim Fansler, Family Farm and Home co-president and chief merchandising officer. “We’re proud to be able to give back to an organization that fosters learning and growth in our community’s youth, and we appreciate our relationship with Michigan 4-H.”

To view a list of all Family Farm and Home stores in the state, visit

About Michigan 4-H

Michigan 4-H Youth Development is the youth-serving program of Michigan State University Extension. More than 180,000 youth are involved in 4-H with the support of 17,000 adult volunteers. For more information about Michigan 4-H, visit The Michigan 4-H Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Michigan 4-H Youth Development. For more information about the Michigan 4-H Foundation, visit

About Family Farm & Home

Established in 2002, Family Farm and Home is a Michigan-based, family owned and operated company with 36 retail locations (32 in Michigan, two in Indiana, and two in Ohio). Family Farm and Home supplies a variety of products in departments such as tools, hardware, automotive, pet, work and casual clothing, footwear, farm supplies, horse and livestock feed, bird food, lawn and garden, and alternative heating.


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