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7/10/2007
Harris Teeter Donates Over $9.7 Million to Local Schools
The Together In Education program provides students and teachers with the supplies they need

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter is proud to announce a record year for its Together in Education (TIE) Program. Parents and supporters earned $1,491,862 during the 2006-2007 school year. TIE was developed in 1998 and since its inception $9,774 ,709 has been donated to schools throughout the seven states Harris Teeter serves.

What does this mean for area schools? It means, when they return from summer vacation they will have money for new books, playground equipment, musical instruments, field trips, teacher workshops, scholarships and other items that don't fit into area schools ever shrinking budgets. Schools distribute the funds how they see fit. Many schools focus giving on their athletic booster clubs, their PTA, the band, and other extra-curricular activities.

Each year, during the month of June, Harris Teeter sends checks to schools that our linked the Together in Education program. The growing popularity of the TIE program is amazing and Harris Teeter looks forward to increasing the number of schools linked to the program and providing additional students and teachers with the supplies they need.

"Providence Day School is pleased to partner with Harris Teeter in the Together in Education program. This innovative program has helped us to provide our students with unique field trips and state-of-the-art technology, and our faculty with exciting professional development opportunities," notes Meggan K. Barber, Director of The Annual Fund at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Customers sign up with their VIC card and when they purchase Harris Teeter brand products, a percentage of those purchase dollars goes to the schools of their choice.

Don't forget supporters must link their VIC cards again beginning on August 1st , 2007 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 achieve another record year of donations.

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2006 -2007 Final Payout
Top Ten Schools
School/Group City State Total Earnings

Charlotte Country Day School Charlotte, NC $10,513.91
Providence Day School Charlotte, NC $10,005.38
Myers Park High School Charlotte, NC $6,108.76
St. Patrick’s Catholic School Charlotte, NC $5,741.83
Charlotte Catholic High School Charlotte, NC $5,579.37
Providence Spring Elementary Charlotte, NC $5,080.11
Highland Creek Elementary Charlotte, NC $5,080.11
East Mecklenburg High School Band Charlotte, NC $4,796.57
Marvin Elementary School Waxhaw, NC $4,304.09
Jay Robinson Middle School PTA Charlotte, NC $4,116.03

Harris Teeter is proud of our efforts to support area schools and encourages everyone to link their VIC card to their school and "be a part of the solution."

For more information about Together in Education, visit our website at
http://www.harristeeter.com/community/together_ed.php