4-H Month of Service

Month of Service

Florida 4-H is challenging youth from across the state to plan or participate in a community service project during the month of October. We want to show Florida how much 4-H members can accomplish when we work together and give back to the community. We are happy for youth to participate in many types of service projects in October, but we are especially excited to see youth take part in a Clothing the World project.


If your club plans or completes a service project during October, please fill out the survey below to share your involvement.



Clothing the World

The Florida 4-H State Council is proud to be continuing the State Service Project – “Clothing the World.”  This project is a call to action for 4-H members to engage in service projects that focus on helping those in need by hosting clothing drives, volunteering or fundraising for clothing charities, and making clothing items for those in need locally or overseas. The purpose of the “Clothing the World” project is to exemplify the “Heart” aspect of the four H’s by providing for one of the most basic human needs of people around the world – clothing. 4-H members can use this project at a district, county, and club level.

The State Project Guide below contains sample project ideas, and a report back system, so you can share your work with others across the state.


Project Completion

The State Project Committee encourages all youth to participate in at least one state project that is associated with Clothing the World. The committee would also like to recognize the youth that do participate in these projects. Once a project is completed, please record it on the project report-back sheet found in the tool kit below. These record sheets will need to be submitted to Grace Carter by June 30, 2017. The committee would appreciate if pictures were included in these reports.


Project Achievement

Bronze: Youth who complete 1 service project will receive a bronze certificate of completion.
Silver: Youth who complete 2 service projects will receive a silver certificate of completion.
Gold: Youth who complete 3-4 service projects will receive a gold certificate of completion
and will also receive recognition at 4-H University 2016.
Emerald: Youth who complete 5 or more service projects will receive an emerald certificate
of completion and will also receive recognition at 4-H University 2016.


4-H State Project Promotion Toolkit:

For more information, please contact Grace Carter at grace.carter@ufl.edu.