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1/31/2007
Harris Teeter helps make difficult times a little easier for local kids
Donating art boxes filled with music, crayons, coloring books, markers and more

 Harris Teeter helps make difficult times a little easier for local kids

Donating art boxes filled with music, crayons, coloring books, markers and more

 

Charlotte, NC – Through a partnership with The Art Box Kids program, located in Matthews, North Carolina Harris Teeter donated art boxes to local groups throughout the Southeast.

 

The amazing team of volunteers behind The Art Box Kids program promotes therapeutic benefits of art and music for children who are physically, mentally or emotionally disadvantaged. The art boxes are delivered to local hospitals, shelters, and police departments and provide children with a care package of fun art supplies, including construction paper, molding clay, crayons, markers and more.

 

The Harris Teeter sponsored art boxes were donated to the following organizations:

Ø       Vanderbilt University Children's Hospital-Nashville, TN

Ø       Thompson Child and Family Focus-Matthews, NC

Ø       Presbyterian Hospital-Matthews, NC

Ø       Greensboro, NC Police Department

Ø       Matthews, NC Police Department

Ø       Raleigh, NC Rescue Mission

Ø       Matthews, NC Help Center

 

"The Art Box program has delivered an average of one thousand Art Boxes a year to children in hospitals, abuse centers, Police and Fire departments, and homeless shelters all over the United States. The addition of the new CD and accompanying coloring book will make the Art Boxes even more special to kids who are less fortunate than most.  It is because of partners like Harris Teeter that the program has been so successful. The Art Box Kids are blessed with friends and there is no better friend than The Harris Teeter family," said Michael Everitt director of The Art Box Kids Program.

 

The art boxes are distributed to children faced with some difficult situations each year and help make hard times pass by a little quicker. Harris Teeter is proud to offer support to The Art Box Kids program and the communities we serve. Visit www.se-foundation.org for additional information on The Art Box Kids Program.

 

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Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK). Harris Teeter is the 40th largest supermarket in the United States with 2005 sales of $2.64 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 15,000 associates and has 155 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida.