Harris Teeter & Councilmember Tommy Wells Announce $10,000 Donation to Jan’s Tutoring House

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The Ward 6 Councilmember and your neighborhood grocer help transform neighborhoods by supporting educational activities for inner city children


Harris Teeter and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells are joining forces to offer a $10,000 donation to Jan’s Tutoring House (JTH), a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC that pairs children with volunteers who provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. Beyond helping improve academic skills, mentors encourage positive behaviors, assist with the development of social skills, self-confidence and self-sufficiency.

Community members and media are invited into Jan’s Tutoring House on Friday, October 7, 2011 to meet Executive Director Tonya Woods, volunteer mentors and the children who will surely be the future leaders of America, thanks to programs like Jan’s Tutoring House.

Councilmember Wells has won support throughout Ward 6 and Washington, DC for forging public, private partnerships to translate ideas into real improvements for Ward 6 residents and beyond. He began volunteering at JTH in 1997 and recognized Harris Teeter as a likely partner because of the company’s commitment to providing educational opportunities to children through its Together in Education program. Since 1998, Harris Teeter has donated over $15.6 million to schools in its communities through Together in Education and over $1.5 million to schools in northern Virginia, including Washington, DC. This most recent donation to Jan’s Tutoring House further signifies both Harris Teeter and Councilmember’s dedication to the community.

Who: Harris Teeter and Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells
What: Check Presentation benefiting Jan’s Tutoring House
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 4pm
Location: Jan’s Tutoring House - 1527 Pennsylvania Ave, SE in Washington, DC

About Harris Teeter:
Harris Teeter, Inc. with headquarters in Matthews, NC, is a subsidiary of Ruddick Corporation (NYSE:RDK), a Fortune 500 company. Harris Teeter is the 24th largest supermarket in the U.S. with 2010 sales of $4.1 billion. The grocery store chain employs over 23,000 associates and has 205 stores in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida, and the District of Columbia.


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