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KROGER GIVES 3,000TH IBM PS/2 COMPUTER TO SCHOOLS THROUGH 'EARNING FOR LEARNING' PROGRAM; TOPS IN THE COUNTRY

 KROGER GIVES 3,000TH IBM PS/2 COMPUTER TO SCHOOLS
 THROUGH 'EARNING FOR LEARNING' PROGRAM; TOPS IN THE COUNTRY
 ATLANTA, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroger's Atlanta Marketing Area hit the 3,000th computer mark in its "Earning for Learning" program which gives free IBM computers, printers and educational software to area schools.
 The program, which began in 1989, awards computer systems to schools in return for Kroger cash register receipts.
 The 3,000th IBM PS/2 computer went to Henderson Mill Elementary school in DeKalb County this month.
 "We're very pleased with the response we've seen from area schools, parents and teachers to this program," said Paul Smith, Kroger Atlanta Marketing Area president. "It's a good example of the types of business partnerships that enhance the quality of life in the communities where we have 123 stores."
 "Kroger's Atlanta Marketing Area has set a record for the nation with its placement of over 3,000 computers in schools," said James E. Dezell, president, EduQuest, the IBM Educational Systems Company. "Kroger's leadership in this program demonstrates the power of business/education partnerships.
 "Computers placed through this program have enabled hundreds of schools to pursue new classroom learning programs using technology as a tool to make learning fun. We hope other businesses will follow Kroger's lead to work with schools on a local level to ensure every child receives the opportunity to achieve his or her potential."
 Through Kroger's Atlanta Marketing Area "Earning for Learning" program, schools in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina have received over 3,000 IBM computers for classroom use. A majority of the placements have been made in the metro Atlanta area.
 Earlier this year, the Kroger Atlanta Marketing Area announced Kroger 2000, an umbrella of community action programs to support local education initiatives. Kroger's educational partnership programs include adopt-a-schools, Children's Challenge, and 123 local store initiatives which reach 2.2 million customers each week.
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 /CONTACT: Dian Stevenson of Kroger, 404-496-7466, or Pam Evans of IBM, 404-877-6165/ CO: Kroger Food Stores; International Business Machines Corporation ST: Georgia IN: REA CPR SU:


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