Matthews, N.C. (PRWEB) October 14, 2015
Today, Harris Teeter announced a $851,479 donation to United Way, an organization that utilizes strategic community philanthropy to create long-lasting change for those most in need. The funds were collected through three major initiatives – an in-store donation card campaign; associate pledges committed during the company’s annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program; and a golf tournament hosted by Harris Teeter’s corporate headquarters.
From Aug. 12, 2015 – Sept. 13, 2015, shoppers at every Harris Teeter location were invited to make a $1, $3 or $5 donation to United Way at checkout. This effort to create change in the local community raised over $485,000.
In conjunction with the donation card campaign, the Company hosted its annual Community Cares Associate Giving Program which offered associates the opportunity to donate to six local nonprofits, including United Way and its partner agencies. Harris Teeter associates rose to the occasion and pledged $195,925 to United Way and its partner agencies which include Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America, Salvation Army, Goodwill, American Red Cross, YMCA and YWCA.
Harris Teeter’s corporate headquarters also hosted a golf tournament to benefit United Way chapters throughout the Company’s markets. This tournament collected $170,000, bringing Harris Teeter’s total donation to United Way to $851,479.
“Harris Teeter is proud to continue our support of the United Way by providing our shoppers and associates convenient ways to donate,” said Danna Robinson, communication manager for Harris Teeter. “Our campaigns are intended to not only raise money for United Way, but also to increase awareness of the nonprofit’s role in raising funds for its local nonprofit partner agencies. We appreciate the participation of our shoppers and associates, and are thankful for their extreme generosity.”
“Harris Teeter is a wonderful partner to United Way in every community where they do business,” said Sean Garrett, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas. “We’re particularly thankful that their associates took additional time this year to share more details about what United Way is achieving in education, income and health, so their loyal customers better understand the impact of their generosity.”
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide organization of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. United Way mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit UnitedWay.org