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Harris Teeter Gets an A+ from Schools for $1.2 Million Donation
Together in Education program tops $4 million mark

Charlotte, NC - School may be out for the summer, but teachers and administrators are busy planning on ways to spend the money they earned this past year from Harris Teeter's Together in Education program.

For this 2002-2003 school year - Harris Teeter has given over $1,221,041 back to schools throughout our markets. We sent 2,886 checks to 2,105 schools in 285 cities.

That means money for band uniforms, musical instruments, books, teacher workshops, scholarships, and much more. It also means that Harris Teeter's Together in Education program has now topped the $4 million mark donating $4,024,925 back to schools for needs that fall outside their ever shrinking budgets.

In its first year, Together in Education paid out $507,374 to schools. The money was used to purchase new classroom technology and equipment. In 1998, more than 100 schools each received at least $1,000. This year, the amount donated to schools has more than doubled -- with a $1.2 million dollar pay out and 170 schools receiving checks for $1,000 or more.

"Together in Education continues to grow in popularity with our customers as they see how easy it is to raise money for their athletic booster clubs, their PTA, the band, and other extra-curricular activities," says Harris Teeter President, Fred Morganthall.

Parents can link their VIC cards again beginning on August 1st, 2003 for the upcoming school year. Everyone can link their card whether they have a child in school or not and each card can be linked to up to 5 different schools. Schools are encouraging everyone they know to get linked and help the children in their communities.

"Our customers truly care about the quality of education their children are receiving. They realize that the money raised through our program can help save art and music programs, send athletic teams to competitions and play-offs, or help buy expensive computer equipment that their school might not otherwise be able to afford," notes Morganthall.

Harris Teeter is excited about helping support schools in the markets we serve and we look forward to the program's continued growth and success.