5-Leaf Clover was started by two moms whose children have disabilities. At 21, youths with disabilities age out of the educational system and many face uncertain prospects of employment, never mind meaningful tasks built around their skills in a healthy social environment. Providing jobs and activities where people of all abilities can earn a little money, develop social connections, and feel useful proved somewhat daunting so they decided to build something from the ground up (so-to-speak). 5-Leaf Clover was started from the beginning to accommodate people with disabilities who can work on all aspects of the business.
Do 5-leaf clovers exist?
Yes! More than 3 leaves on a clover occurs as a natural genetic variation. A clover with four leaves, a “4-leaf clover”, occurs once for every 5,000 three-leaf clovers and is associated with the symbol for good luck. A clover with 5 leaves is rarer still, but common enough that it has become another symbol entirely. Some folk traditions assign different attributes to each leaf of a clover. The first leaf represents hope, the second stands for faith, the third is for love, the fourth leaf brings luck to the finder; and a fifth leaf represents money. Our clover’s fifth leaf represents the right for everyone, regardless of their ability level, to work and earn an income.