Since its inception in August of 1998, Harris Teeter’s Together In Education (TIE) program has contributed more than $4 million to schools located in Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington D.C. The TIE Program runs from August to May every school year. Harris Teeter contributes a percentage of shopper’s purchases to the schools of the customer’s choice. Shoppers simply tell the cashier that they want their store discount card number to be linked to the school account number of their choice. Checks are issued to participating schools three times during the year.