Harris Teeter, Colgate-Palmolive Donate Four Starlight Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital

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Company Thanks MUSC, Starlight for Improving the Life and Health of Kids

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Today, Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive donated four Starlight Children’s Foundation Tablets to MUSC Children’s Hospital, as well as various items, which appeared on MUSC’s Starlight Wish List for its pediatric patients and families.

Harris Teeter District Managers Matt Adams and Scott Rothell attended the dedication at MUSC Children’s Hospital, as did representatives from Colgate-Palmolive.

Starlight Tablets are a critical resource for healthcare professionals to support the ongoing needs of kids while in the hospital. Starlight Tablets connect directly to the Starbright World online community and link to Starlight’s educational programming.

The Starlight Wish List platform is the world’s first online giving marketplace that transforms the way individual philanthropists and corporations at every level of giving improve the point-of-care experience for pediatric patients all around the country. Registered Starlight partner facilities – including hospitals, clinics, respite houses, hospices and camps – can publish a customized Wish List of critical unmet needs on Starlight.org requesting Starlight’s proprietary programs or other items that will improve the life and health of the kids and families they serve.

“We are humbled to be a part of this donation and thank Colgate-Palmolive for all it does to support Starlight Children’s Foundation and local children’s hospitals in our marketing areas,” said Danna Jones, Harris Teeter spokesperson. “Harris Teeter has always been and remains committed to the Charleston market by serving customers both in its stores and in the community.”

"Driven by Colgate-Palmolive's value of caring and supported by the Company's dedicated employees, the continued partnership has helped to further enable the Starlight mission and partner with experts to improve the lift and health of kids and families around the world."

“We are very grateful to Harris Teeter and Colgate-Palmolive for their generous donation that will positively impact so many of our patients that visit the MUSC Children’s Hospital Sickle Cell Anemia Clinic.” said Betsy McMillan, Child Life Manager “The opportunity for our patients in the Pediatric Sickle Cell clinic, to have access to the latest technology during their medical appointments, is invaluable. Starlight Tablets allow children unlimited options to be creative and provide an alternative focus during treatments which can contribute greatly to the child’s ability to cope.”

About Harris Teeter

Harris Teeter, with headquarters in Matthews, N.C., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). Harris Teeter reported 2013 sales of $4.71 billion. The regional grocery chain employs approximately 26,000 associates and operates stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.

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