Harris Teeter Partners Up To Provide Hand Sanitizer As Kids Head Back To School
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Officials with Harris Teeter and the Greater Charlotte Auto Dealers Association (GCADA) say they are partnering up to provide hand sanitizer to help protect students, teachers, and staff from contracting illnesses like COVID-19, as students return to the classroom as early as Monday.
GCADA officials say they donated $25,000 toward the effort that Harris Teeter matched, and that $50,000 donation will provide over 22,000 bottles of hand sanitizer.
Officials say the hand sanitizer will be distributed with help from Hendrick Automotive to Charlotte Mecklenburg and 13 other regional school districts (Charlotte Mecklenburg, Union, Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, Stanly, Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Lancaster and York districts 1-4).
Hendrick Automotive officials say a convoy of Hendrick trucks will take Highway 74 on Saturday, February 13th to pick up over 22,000 bottles of sanitizer from the Harris Teeter Distribution Center in Indian Trail, and distribute them to each school district throughout the upcoming week.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools officials say they plan to welcome pre-K through 8th grade students back on Monday, February 15th, and 6th grade through 12th grade students back on Monday, February 22nd.