Caitlin Copple Masingill
Jenn Oxborrow, Executive Director
Jacksons Food Stores Raises Funds to End Domestic Violence in Utah
‘Peace Doves’ Funds will support Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Salt Lake City (Nov. 21, 2018) – Jacksons Food Stores announced today their annual campaign to help end domestic violence in six Western states, including Utah. Now through December 25, customers can donate an amount of their choice and purchase a peace dove that will be hung in the convenience stores around the state.
The company will provide matching funds to leverage customer donations to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, a 501c3 nonprofit, as well as similar organizations in five other states.
“Last year, Jacksons Gift of Peace campaign raised over $6,500 from the generosity of Jacksons customers that number was then matched by Jacksons Food Stores to give the coalition a grand total $13,000 to stop domestic violence in Utah communities, and this year, we are excited to provide even more support.” said Katrina Lemmon, advertising and promotions manager for Jacksons Food Stores.
The Gift of Peace campaign is currently underway at Jacksons Food Stores in Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and Washington, with funds going toward ending domestic violence in each state through a local organization.
Customers can make a tax-deductible donation toward a peace dove at any neighborhood Jacksons Food Store. Then, customers can write the name of a loved one or their names and the paper dove will be hung up in the store. Doves are available in $1, $5, and $10 increments, and will be matched by Jacksons Food Stores. Last year, the campaign raised over $160,000 across all six states, and this year, the company hopes to raise even more.
All Utah customer contributions will go to the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition and will directly help support families and individuals affected by domestic violence, including teens experiencing dating abuse, as well as prevention services, according to Jennifer Oxborrow, executive director.
“We are so thankful to Jacksons for the Gift of Peace campaign,” Oxborrow said. “It sends a powerful message to survivors and the community when they see the peace doves in the stores around Utah, and the donations mean so much to our organizations.
Jacksons Food Stores, Inc. headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, was founded in Caldwell, Idaho in 1975 as a single service station. Jacksons has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of over 230+ Chevron, Shell, and Texaco branded convenience stores in six western states. All company operations currently employ approximately 3,000 associates.
About Utah Domestic Violence Coalition
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition seeks to create a state where domestic and sexual violence are intolerable through advocacy, collaboration, education and connection. The coalition operates a 24-hour confidential hotline, known as the LINKLine: 1-800-897-LINK that connects survivors, family, friends, service providers and others to local resources. Learn more at udvc.org.