Charlotte, N.C. (PRWEB) November 12, 2013
Harris Teeter announced today that it donated over $8.29 million to its non-profit partners during its 2013 fiscal year which ended on Oct. 1, 2013. The Company also donated 5,126,620 million pounds of food to hunger relief organization which is more than 1.4 million pounds than the previous year.
Harris Teeter proudly supports a variety of non-profit organizations in its communities including local food banks, recreational youth sports organizations, schools grades k-12 and United Way. The fiscal year 2013 giving total represents monies donated through a combination of company contributions, vendor-sponsored programs, in-store merchandising campaigns and donation card campaigns, as well as associate contributions made through Harris Teeter’s annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program.
Contributions made to non-profit organizations between Oct. 2, 2012 and Oct. 1, 2013 include:
- $1,337,263 to schools through Together in Education
- $550,000 to hunger-relief organizations as part of a donation card campaign
- $340,000 to JDRF as part of a donation card campaign
- $587,000 to USO and Wounded Warrior Project as part of a donation card campaign
- $520,000 to United Way as part of a donation card campaign
Harris Teeter’s Community Cares Associate Giving Program and United Way Donation Card Campaign marked the final charitable campaign in the Company’s 2013 fiscal year. As part of the campaign, Harris Teeter associates made pledges totaling nearly $2 million to organizations including American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Way, food bank partners, Arts & Science Council in Mecklenburg County and the Hugh Ashcraft Foundation. Click here for a video about that campaign.
Harris Teeter would like to recognize and thank its generous associates, shoppers and vendors for support of its giving programs and looks forward to continuing to grow its charitable contributions to during its fiscal year 2014.