Harris Teeter donates $100,000 to 20 local elementary, middle and high schools to encourage active lifestyles among students

Company to Give $5,000 to 20 North, South Carolina Schools

MATTHEWS, NC, 2015-3-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced it will donate $100,000, in increments of $5,000, to 20 local elementary, middle and high schools in an effort to encourage active lifestyles among students.

Through this partnership, the company worked 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 present this opportunity 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.”

Each school is located in the Carolinas and is an active participant in Harris Teeter’s Together in Education (TIE) program. 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. The company has donated over $22 million through this program since 1998.

Harris Teeter will celebrate each school with a check presentation scheduled to take place throughout the month of March.

Schools receiving a $5,000 donation:

School Location
Davis Drive Middle School Cary, NC
Green Hope High School Cary, NC
Ardrey Kell High School Charlotte, NC
Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Latin School Charlotte, NC
Community House Middle School Charlotte, NC
Elon Park Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Endhaven Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Mckee Road Elementary School Charlotte, NC
Southwest Middle School Charlotte, NC
Gold Hill Middle School Fort Mill, SC
Indian Land High School Fort Mill, SC
Orchard Park Elementary School Fort Mill, SC
Hopewell High School Huntersville, NC
Saint Mark Catholic School Huntersville, NC
Indian Trail Elementary School Indian Trail, NC
Antioch Elementary School Matthews, NC
Sun Valley High School Monroe, NC
Ebinport Elementary School Rock Hill, SC
Sullivan Middle School Rock Hill, SC

The Company is a longtime supporter of youth wellness, and – in fact – extensively supports youth sports organizations among other primary areas of giving which include feeding the hungry, education (k-12), disaster relief and United Way.

To learn more about Harris Teeter’s giving programs, please click here.