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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 are linked to the Together in Education program. The growing popularity of the TIE program is amazing and Harris Teeter looks f orward to increasing the number of schools linked to the program and providing additional students and teachers with the supplies they need.

"The Together in Education program is an incredible program! It shows that Harris Teeter cares about the community," notes Yvonne Lavallee, Grocery Fundraiser Chair at St. Thomas More School in Chapel Hill, NC. St. Thomas More School is a participating school in the Together in Education program and received the second highest payout this year.

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 Twenty Schools
School/Group City State Total Earnings

Chapel Hill High School Chapel Hill, NC $5,302.00
St. Thomas More School Chapel Hill, NC $4,685.80
East Chapel Hill High PTSA Chapel Hill, NC $4,351.05
Needham B. Broughton High School Raleigh, NC $3,898.74
Ravenscroft School Raleigh, NC $2,866.54
Enloe High School Raleigh, NC $2,201.20
Carrboro Elementary School Carrboro, NC $2,201.20
Durham Academy Durham, NC $1,875.36
Leesville Road High School Raleigh, NC $1,815.84
Estes Hills Elementary School Chapel Hill, NC $1,657.64
Phillips Middle School Chapel Hill, NC $1,794.06
Lacy Elementary School PTA Raleigh, NC $1,581.10
Stough Elementary School Raleigh, NC $1,532.37
R.D. & Euzelle P. Smith Middle School Chapel Hill, NC $1,490.73
Elizabeth Seawell Elementary School Chapel Hill, NC $1,451.60
Brassfield Elementary School Raleigh, NC $1,397.37
McDougle Elementary School PTA Chapel Hill, NC $1,374.40
The Franciscan School Raleigh, NC $1,370.56
Charles E. Jordan High School Durham, NC $1,327.18
Green Hope Elementary School Cary, NC $1,270.02

Harris Teeter is proud of its 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

  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 2006 sales of $2.92 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 18,000 associates and has 158 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and Florida.