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8/15/2011
Live United and Support the Local Community with Harris Teeter and United Way


Live United and Support the Local Community with Harris Teeter and United Way
Purchase a Harry the Happy Dragon Donation Card From Any of Our 203 Stores Aug. 15 – Sept. 16 to Benefit United Way in Your Area

Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 15, 2011 – Harris Teeter and United Way established a partnership over 25 years ago to increase public awareness for and raise money on behalf of United Way member agencies coordinating relief services for less fortunate community members of the community.  In its upcoming campaign for United Way, Harris Teeter is once again giving its generous shoppers the opportunity to give back to their community during its Harry the Happy Dragon Donation Card campaign.

In 2010, Harris Teeter shoppers donated over $150,000 to United Way by purchasing a Harry the Happy Dragon Donation Card in the store.  This year, the campaign takes place Aug. 15 – Sept. 16.  Harris Teeter associates will be selling $1 and $5 Harry the Happy Dragon donation cards in all 203 store locations; money raised through the donation card campaign will benefit the United Way chapter serving the community in which the store is located.

“Harris Teeter and United Way have an amazing partnership, that directly helps those most in need,” said Jane McIntyre, executive director serving United Way of Central Carolinas.  “We are grateful for Harris Teeter and their employees. They are a true community partner!”

Harris Teeter has included United Way in its point of purchase donation card campaigns for many years.  United Way and its 1,800 member agencies advance the common good by creating long lasting community change, and Harris Teeter is a proud supporter of United Way’s mission.

The money will be donated to the United Way chapter in which it was raised.