Amid the challenges and obstacles of 2020, one thing we’ve learned is that we all are holding on to hope for a better future—even if that future is a month away.

This sentiment is even more true for young people. For 118 years, 4‑H has been there to help all kids achieve their dreams and see a better future for themselves.

Through inequities, social unrest, pandemics, and other difficult times in our country, 4‑H has been there to help support, encourage and guide young people. And despite the challenges, their determination grows and their dreams prevail.

Right now, it’s up to us to provide kids everywhere with meaningful opportunities and eliminate the barriers that keep them from reaching their full potential. It starts by giving them the tools they need to define their own future.

So, where do we start, and how can you help? In this season of giving, there are several ways you can support our nation’s young people:

Facebook Fundraising

Facebook is a great way to connect with family and friends, and introduce them to the causes you’re passionate about. It’s easy to start a fundraiser for 4‑H on Facebook to share your support and encourage your family and friends to join you!

You can also support 4‑H’s national fundraiser, which will launch on our Facebook page on Giving Tuesday (December 1).

Donate on 4‑H.org  

Visit 4‑H.org to make your donation directly on our website. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks to the generosity of 4‑H alum David Epstein and his wife Paula.

Shop, Save & Give with Amazon Smile

Support 4‑H while you score holiday deals on Amazon when you designate National 4‑H Council as your AmazonSmile charity of choice.

Support 4‑H with Your Holiday Shopping

Great brands are teaming up with 4‑H to promote products and offers that give back to 4‑H while you shop. With every product sold, a portion of sales helps create more opportunities for kids through 4‑H. Shop the following brands: BOGS Footwear, State Line TackGeorgia Boot, JOANN Fabric & Craft

These ways to give all directly support the FOURWARD Fund, which helps provide all kids with mentors, fun learning experiences, a sense of belonging, and a chance to serve others. And, most importantly, hope for a better future.