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5/1/2010
Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign
Shoppers can donate to the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and Muscular Dystrophy Association

Harris Teeter Kicks Off its Community Cares Campaign
Shoppers can donate to the American Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Charlotte, NC - For the second time this year, Harris Teeter is giving its shoppers an opportunity to support three of the largest health charities in the United States through its Community Cares Campaign: American Cancer Society (ACS), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Harris Teeter believes in giving back to the communities it serves and is making it easy for others to do the same.  During the company’s first Community Cares Campaign which ran February 17 – March 16, generous shoppers donated over $30,000 dollars which was split evenly between ACS, JDRF, and MDA.  This helped each organization achieve many goals.  The MDA, for instance, will be able to send 12 children to MDA Summer Camp with the funds they received. 

Harris Teeter’s generous shoppers can continue to help the participating nonprofit organizations starting Saturday, May 1 – Monday May 31 by purchasing a $1 or $5 Community Cares donation card at their local Harris Teeter.
 

“We are grateful to Harris Teeter for their long-standing partnership with JDRF, and we are thrilled to participate in the donation card program this year,” said Laura Maciag, executive director for JDRF.

At the conclusion of the Community Cares Campaign, Harris Teeter will split the dollars raised among the three non-profit organizations.  The funds will then be distributed to the chapter in the market in which the dollars were raised, benefiting chapters all over the east coast and the Mid-Atlantic region. 

"On behalf of the millions of families who have been touched by cancer, the American Cancer Society would like to thank Harris Teeter, its associates and customers for joining the American Cancer Society to end cancer. The generosity of your associates and customers will make a dramatic impact on all those whose lives have been touched by cancer.  Together we are saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back against cancer," said Silke Rible, corporate development officer for ACS.

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