Harris Teeter Donates $40,000 to CMS Schools

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Part of Company’s $100K Donation toward Youth Wellness Programming

Date:         Monday, March 23, 2015

Time:    10 a.m.

Location: Ballantyne Commons Harris Teeter
                 15007 John J. Delaney Drive
                 Charlotte, NC 28277

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Monday, March 23, 2015, Store Director Bob Ramsey will present eight local schools each with a $5,000 check, for a total of $40,000, to support Harris Teeter’s commitment to both youth wellness and education. All eight organizations receiving a donation are within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school district and include elementary, middle and high schools.

Schools receiving $5,000 during this check presentation:
Ardrey Kell High School
Ballantyne Elementary School
Charlotte Latin School
Community House Middle School
Elon Park Elementary School
Endhaven Elementary School
Mckee Road Elementary School
Southwest Middle School

This $40,000 donation is part of a $100,000 donation Harris Teeter has committed to 20 local schools in an effort to encourage active lifestyles among students. Through this partnership, the company worked with each school’s administration teams to design unique plans to fund programs which promote physical activity. Programs included playground improvements, new weightlifting and gym equipment and athletic field enhancements.

“Harris Teeter is excited to further its commitment to youth wellness as well as education,” said Danna Jones communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Active lifestyles and education are fundamental for the development of our youth, and Harris Teeter is happy to play a role in encouraging both.”

In addition to this $5,000 donation, seven of the eight schools will also be receiving their Together in Education (TIE) second payout. TIE is a fundraising initiative through which schools can earn unlimited funds based on purchases made by shoppers whose VIC card that is linked to their specific TIE code. In order to receive a check, schools must have accrued at least $250 by the end of the second payout period which ran from Dec. 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015.

Harris Teeter will celebrate the remaining 12 schools that have been granted a $5,000 donation with separate check presentations scheduled to take place throughout the month of March.

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