Jacksons Food Stores help raise awareness against domestic violence

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Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $161,369 – $86,369 from customer donations and $75,000 matched by Jacksons – as part of its Give the Gift of Peace campaign.

Jacksons will present the contribution check to the Coalitions Against Domestic Violence at a news conference Wednesday in Boise, Idaho. It is 10th anniversary of the campaign.

The donation marks the highest level of contribution in the program's history. Since the inception of the campaign, the Northwest has raised more than $750,000 in total.

The campaign ran from Thanksgiving through Christmas Day. Jacksons sold paper doves in $1, $5 and $10 increments in all of their stores in all four states of operation to raise funds for the prevention, education and support for victims of domestic violence and their children, sexual assault survivors, and adolescents experiencing relationship abuse.

During the 2013 campaign in Washington, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers donated a total of $33,070 ($17,700 from customer donations and $15,370 matched by Jacksons).

"The community came together in an extraordinary way to support our efforts to end domestic and dating violence" said Nan Stoops, executive director of the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. "Thank you to John Jackson, Jacksons' employees, and their incredibly generous customers for taking action to support everyone's right to live a life free of violence."

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