During this season of giving, now through Dec. 25, Jacksons Food Stores will match tax-deductible donations dollar-for-dollar in support of the 15th annual Gift of Peace campaign to help end domestic violence.
Customers who donate $1, $5, or $10 will receive a paper peace dove to hang in support of survivors and help bring visibility to the campaign in Jacksons Food Stores and Jacksons-owned ExtraMile stores throughout six Western States, including Washington.
The campaign has raised more than $1.35 million in donations since it began in 2004. Last year, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Jacksons Food Stores and its customers raised a total of $187,314 ($93,657 matched dollar-for-dollar by Jacksons) for state domestic violence coalitions in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.
Customers in Washington contributed $12,243 to the cause in 2018. Jacksons matched that amount to further amplify the community’s impact and support the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) with a total contribution of $24,486.
“Our aim in 2019 is to encourage more donations than ever before,” said Cory Jackson, president of Jacksons Food Stores. “These funds help raise community awareness about the problem of domestic violence and provide essential resources for survivors and their children. We want to make this the most impactful year of our Peace Doves campaign yet.”
All Washington customer contributions directly support the WSCADV, a statewide non-profit member organization focused on prevention, intervention and other supports for domestic violence survivors and their families.
According to Judy Chen, executive director of the coalition, member organizations provide services ranging from emergency shelter, housing, public policy and advocacy, to counseling and other supports for survivors and their families.
“Jacksons Food Stores’ Gift of Peace campaign does more than raise funds – it shows survivors that their community supports them and sees the problem of domestic violence as one we all must work on together to solve,” said Chen. “We’re grateful to Jacksons for taking a stance on this issue and supporting us through this campaign. It shows the community that our collective impact can and does change lives.”
Learn more at wscadv.org.