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7/10/2009
Harris Teeter Together in Education Donates Over $1.3 Million to Area Schools During 2008/09 School Year
Take a lesson from participating schools and get your organization involved during the 2009/2010 school year

Harris Teeter Together in Education Donates Over $1.3 Million to Area Schools during 2008/09 School Year
Take a lesson from participating schools and get your organization involved during the 2009/2010 school year

Charlotte, NC - Harris Teeter is pleased to announce that, through its Together in Education (TIE) program, the company donated $1,388,153.36 to participating schools during the 2008/2009 school year. 

The company established TIE in 1998 in an effort to give customers the chance to show support for area schools. Harris Teeter made it simple for shoppers to participate.  By linking their Very Important Customer (VIC) cards to a school’s TIE code and then purchasing Harris Teeter brand products or filling a prescription at the pharmacy, shoppers help raise money for the school and/or schools of their choice!  Since 1998, Harris Teeter has donated over $12.7 million to participating schools; the schools are able to spend the donated money on those things the schools deem appropriate.

2008 - 2009 Final Payout
Top Ten Schools – Company Wide

1.  Our Lady of Grace: Greensboro NC - $13,231.25
2.  Hopewell High School JROTC:  Huntersville NC - $11,054.76
3.  Providence High School PTSO: Charlotte NC - $8,257.90
4.  Charlotte Country Day School:  Charlotte NC - $8,144.75
5.  Myers Park High School JROTC:  Charlotte NC - $8,133.58
6.  Page High School:  Greensboro NC - $7,825.11
7.  Charlotte Latin School:  Charlotte NC - $7,808.44
8.  Providence Day School:  Charlotte NC - $6,980.77
9.  St. Thomas More School:  Chapel Hill NC - $5,514.65
10. East Chapel Hill High PTSA:  Chapel Hill NC - $5,282.86

Key Facts about Together in Education

• Program runs from August 1st until May 31st every year
• Customers must RE-LINK their VIC card every year
• Customers can link their VIC cards to up to 5 schools
• Customers earn money for their school when they purchase Harris Teeter Brand items including H.T. Traders, HT Naturals, Harris Teeter, YourBaby, YourTot, YourPet, YourHome, and pre-packaged Farmers Market items or fill their prescription at any Harris Teeter Pharmacy location. A percentage of each item is donated directly to the school(s) to which they are linked.

Harris Teeter is constantly thinking about ways to engage schools in the TIE program and offer them additional chances to raise money. Contact Harris Teeter for more information about Together in Education or dollars donated to schools in your area.