4-H youth, alumni and supporters encouraged to submit a photo to help their state’s program receive a scholarship from Manna Pro; Manna Pro also matching 4-H donations up to $10,000
Manna Pro® Products, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and marketer of pet care and nutrition, today announced a partnership with 4-H, the country’s largest youth development organization. Manna Pro’s commitment to Nurturing Life™ ties well with 4-H’s commitment to empowering youth with the skills they need to lead in life and career. Together, this newly established partnership celebrates and encourages 4-H’ers to use their “Champion” mentality. To kick off the partnership, Manna Pro launched a virtual mosaic and fundraiser created from thousands of photos from 4-H youth and alumni throughout the U.S. that highlight what it means to be a 4-H champion.
The mosaic photo sweepstakes runs through April 30 and is designed to support 4-H on both a national and state level. The state with the highest rate of participation via photo submissions will receive a scholarship from Manna Pro to support their local 4-H. First place will receive $6,000 and limited-edition Manna Pro champion pins, second place will receive $3,000 and third place will receive $1,000.
In addition to the photo mosaic, Manna Pro is encouraging 4-H youth, alumni and supporters to donate to the organization to help benefit the next generation of leaders. Manna Pro will match all donations to 4-H up to $10,000.
“4-H youth across the country are learning a variety of skills critical to the future of the animal care and agricultural industry,” said Amanda Terbrock, senior brand manager, Manna Pro. “Manna Pro’s mission of Nurturing Life is consistent with 4-H’s goal to encourage young people to reach their fullest potential, in part through care and devotion to pets.”
For more than 100 years, 4-H has led the charge in empowering young people with the skills needed to lead in life and career and inspiring them to improve the world around us.
“Generous partners like Manna Pro that invest in our programs are essential to growing our organization and helping us reach more youth and alumni across the country,” said Heather Elliott, vice president, resource development, 4-H. “We’re excited to unite 4-H’ers from all over the country as they share their unique 4-H experience through their favorite photos in Manna Pro’s mosaic sweepstakes.”
Manna Pro is an official 2020 4-H corporate partner.
How to Enter the Virtual Photo Mosaic Sweepstakes
Now through April 30, 4-H youth, alumni and supporters can submit one of their favorite photos of their 4-H experience to help build the Manna Pro and 4-H virtual mosaic. Whether it’s a 4-H club photo showcasing an experience or an alumni throwback picture, entrants are asked to demonstrate what it means to be a 4-H champion.
All entrants will receive coupons with up to $50 off Manna Pro products, and those who donate more than $5 will be recognized with an extra $10 off Manna Pro orders of $20 or more.
State chapters with the most submissions will be declared a winner and notified in May.
To participate in the photo mosaic, read sweepstakes rules or make a donation to 4-H, visit www.mannapro.com/4h.
About Manna Pro
Manna Pro is a recognized leader in the care and nurturing of pets, with roots going back to 1842 and long-established brands in companion pet, equine, backyard chicken and small animal categories. For more information visit www.mannapro.com.
4‑H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, grows confident young people who are empowered for life today and prepared for career tomorrow. 4‑H programs empower nearly 6 million young people across the U.S. through experiences that develop critical life skills. 4‑H is the youth development program of our nation’s Cooperative Extension System and USDA, and serves every county and parish in the U.S. through a network of 110 public universities and more than 3000 local Extension offices. The research-backed 4‑H experience grows young people who are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs. Learn more about 4-H at www.4-h.org.
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