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12/24/2008
Harris Teeter Gives D.C. Public Education Fund Opportunity to Raise Money
Harris Teeter strengthens its commitment to D.C. area schools through Together in Education program
Harris Teeter is proud to announce D.C. Public Education Fund (DCPEF) as the newest member of Together in Education (T.I.E.), the company’s fundraising program for primary and secondary schools.

DCPEF is an apt Together in Education participant.  Similar to Harris Teeter Together in Education, the Fund is committed to improving the District of Columbia Public Schools by mobilizing community members to invest time and resources for the betterment of the public school system. Since the T.I.E. program launched in 1998, Harris Teeter has donated over $11.7 million to participating schools, enabling these schools to purchase resources needed to adequately educate our children.
 
When customers purchase select Harris Teeter brand products using their VIC card, Harris Teeter contributes a portion of those purchase dollars to the schools of their choice.  Customers can link their VIC cards to up to five schools, and schools use the money as they see fit, on anything from basic supplies to band equipment or computers.

"Public education reform is my administration’s number one priority,” said DC Mayor Adrian M. Fenty. “I applaud Harris Teeter's commitment to assisting in the effort to ensure District students are afforded the opportunity to receive the world-class education they deserve."

Harris Teeter continues to expand the scope of T.I.E; the Together in Education team launched Teachers of Excellence last year and now participates in Harris Teeter’s myearth initiative.  To support myearth, T.I.E. holds contests throughout the year to teach students the benefits of recycling and provide schools with yet another opportunity to earn cash.  Teachers of Excellence provides public recognition and financial reward to teachers who are committed to furthering excellence in education.
 
Harris Teeter is proud to partner with D.C. Public Education Fund and encourages its shoppers to link their VIC cards to a school(s) participating in T.I.E.  By simply carrying on day to day grocery shopping, customers can make a difference in the lives of our children by financially supporting the school system.  We appreciate all those customers who are helping making a difference and look forward to the program’s continued success.

To support the DCPEF through Harris Teeter Together in Education, customers can link their VIC card to code #7581.