Jacksons Food Stores join fight against domestic violence

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016 2:41pm
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Jacksons Food Stores and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence are running “Give the Gift of Peace,” a holiday season campaign that runs through Dec. 25 to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence.

This is the 13th year anniversary of the campaign throughout the Northwest.

The campaign is important for community awareness and legislative efforts to ensure funding priorities for domestic violence victims. Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5 or $10. At the end of the campaign, store CEO John Jackson will match Jacksons Food Stores customer contributions dollar for dollar up to $75,000, with all the proceeds going to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

The Washington campaign began in 2009, and customers have contributed by purchasing paper doves at Jacksons Food Stores. During the 2015 campaign, Washington Jacksons Food Stores customers contributed over $10,000 resulting in more than $20,000 in donations, including Jacksons’ dollar-for-dollar match. Washington donations have resulted in more than $220,000 over the five years.

Jacksons Food Stores in Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Nevada and Utah will also participate in the campaign, and proceeds will go toward coalitions against domestic violence in the respective states. Since the inception of the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, Jacksons has raised more than $1.2 million through the program to help end violence against women and children and help individuals who have experienced domestic violence.

To learn more, please visit wscadv.org and Jacksons.com.


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