In an effort to stop domestic violence, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers have donated a total of $155,437 ($80,437 from customer donations and $75,000 matched by Jacksons) in the annual "Give the Gift of Peace" Campaign. The campaign, which runs from Thanksgiving Day to Christmas, helps raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence and dating violence through community awareness and to provide free legal civil services to victims. Jacksons sold paper doves in $1, $5 and $10 increments in all of their stores in all four states of operation to raise the money, and each state's money stays local. The totals by state: Idaho $45,212; Washington $44,650; Oregon $44,778; Nevada $20,797.
"Jacksons Food Stores is pleased to support this important campaign to prevent domestic violence in our communities. Together, we thank our customers for generously responding to the campaign to increase the level of support for victims of domestic violence," said Jacksons Food Stores Owner John Jackson.
Jacksons Food Stores and customers have raised over $600,000 since the campaign's inception in 2003, with the latest campaign being the highest total in the program's history. In the Nevada market, the Jacksons store at 8755 Red Rock Rd. in Reno sold the most Doves this year, totaling $1,493.
"John Jackson's extraordinary act of generosity and community engagement is tremendously important to Nevada's domestic violence programs and, most importantly, by those who benefit from their services," said Sue Meuschke, Executive Director for the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence. "Because of this generosity, we are able to further our mission in helping survivors and their children as they struggle daily to live violence-free."
The Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence will distribute the funds directly to survivors of domestic violence for emergency needs and to continue education and outreach efforts in communities throughout Nevada.
From Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence