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6/13/2012
Harris Teeter Announces $1.6 Million in Donations to Schools for the Year

Harris Teeter Announces $1.6 Million in Donations to Schools for the Year
Third and Final Payout of 2011/2012 School Year Tops $630,000

Charlotte, N.C. – Harris Teeter Together in Education (TIE) donated $634,450.81 to TIE schools during the third and final TIE distribution of the 2011/2012 school year.  This most recent donation raises the total donation for the 2011/2012 school year to just over $1.65 million and the program total to $17,838,575 since 1998.

Harris Teeter’s ongoing commitment to education dates back to its co-founder W.T. Harris who, in the 1960s, advocated for kindergarten to be a part of North Carolina’s public school system.  When W.T. Harris retired, the company continued to support excellence in education, and in 1998, Harris Teeter leadership formalized a plan to fund school programs in its marketing areas. What resulted was TIE - Harris Teeter’s promise to the community to donate money back to schools when customers purchase Harris Teeter Brands or fill prescriptions at a Harris Teeter pharmacy.

Harris Teeter does not earmark the funds donated to schools and participating schools may receive as many as three payments per year.  Harris Teeter also gives schools the opportunity to earn additional cash through a series of Bonus Programs throughout the year. 

Top Earning Schools 2011/2012 School Year – Third Payout

Barcroft Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $6,276.14
Drew Model Elementary School in Arlington, Va. - $4,359.56
Grimsley Senior High, Choral Program in Greensboro, N.C. - $4,213.84
Page High School in Greensboro, N.C. - $3,859.80
Arlington Science Focus School in Arlington, Va. - $$3,617.78
Kate Waller Barrett Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $3,150.87
Hoffman-Boston Elementary School in Arlington, Va. - $3,114.54
Providence High School in Charlotte, N.C. - $2,613.57
Abington Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $2,573.60
East Mecklenburg Band Boosters in Charlotte, N.C. - $2,500.20

Top Earning Schools 2011/2012 School Year – Total Payout

Barcroft Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $23,367.73
Grimsley Senior High, Choral Program in Greensboro, N.C. - $14,958.67
Page High School in Greensboro, N.C. - $13,340.10
Drew Model Elementary School in Arlington, Va. - $13,014.01
Arlington Science and Focus School in Arlington, Va. - $11,663.46
Abington Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $9,920.96
Kate Waller Barrett Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $9.571.36
Randolph Elementary in Charlotte, N.C. - $9,203.25
East Mecklenburg Band Boosters in Charlotte, N.C. - $8,933.88
Hoffman-Boston Elementary in Arlington, Va. - $8,646.37

Harris Teeter TIE is available August – May of every year.  Schools achieving the most success in the TIE program are those that have historically secured the most TIE links at the beginning of every school year.  For specifics on the TIE program, including how to get involved and how to re-link your VIC card in August, please visit the Link to Your School section of harristeeter.com.