CEO John Jackson matches Idaho contributions for a donation of $39,000.
Efforts to combat domestic violence in Idaho have once again benefited this holiday season from the generosity of Jacksons Food Stores and its customers.
Jacksons Food Stores, which operates 200 stores in four western states, and the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence launched its annual “Give the Gift of Peace” Campaign, a Christmas-season campaign to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence and dating violence through community awareness and to provide free legal civil services to victims. Jacksons CEO John Jackson matched the contributions dollar for dollar for a total contribution of $39,000, with all the proceeds going to the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence.
“Jacksons Food Stores is pleased to assist again this year with this extremely important program to prevent domestic violence and dating violence through community awareness and to provide free legal services to the victims of domestic violence. Despite the economic down turn, our customers have generously responded to increase the level of support for Idaho victims of domestic violence,” Jackson said.
Through the “Give the Gift of Peace” Campaign, a one dollar Dove was available from Thanksgiving through Dec. 31 for customers to purchase and contribute to the worthy cause. Idaho Jacksons customers contributed over $19,000 through the purchase of a Dove at the local stores. Employees at the Jackson’s Food Store, located at 3200 S. Vista Ave. in Boise, Idaho, sold the most Doves—over 3,000.
“John Jackson’s support and his willingness to bring the needs of domestic violence victims to the attention of his customers is tremendously important to Idaho Partners’ efforts to help domestic violence victims throughout our state,” said Ron Rock, executive committee member for the Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence. “Since 2003, Jacksons Food Stores has launched this campaign; and it’s very encouraging to see that our community participates to a much needed cause, year after year.”
The Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence will distribute the funds to the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (ICASDV) for a teen dating violence prevention project and to Idaho Legal Aid Services and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program to provide free legal assistance to Idaho victims of domestic violence.
Jackson also matched dollar for dollar contributions in Oregon, Washington and Nevada, totaling over $47,000, including Idaho. Contributions in Oregon totaled over $8,000; over $14,000 in Washington; and over $5,000 in Nevada. All proceeds are going toward coalitions against domestic violence in the respective states.
For more information on Idaho Partners Against Domestic Violence, or to make a personal, online donation, visit www.idahopartners.org.