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15th Annual “Gift of Peace” Campaign by Jacksons Food Stores Calls on the Community to Help End Domestic Violence

15th Annual “Gift of Peace” Campaign by Jacksons Food Stores Calls on the Community to Help End Domestic Violence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 28, 2019

 

MEDIA CONTACTS

Chris Davies, Associate Director, Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

cdavies@udvc.org

(801) 521-5544 ext.100

 

Fiona Gwozdz, PR Director, Oliver Russell

fgwozdz@oliver.russell.com

(503) 334 -7214

 

15th Annual “Gift of Peace” Campaign by Jacksons Food Stores Calls on the Community to Help End Domestic Violence

 “Peace Doves” Donations will Support the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

BOISE, ID — During this season of giving, now through Dec. 25, Jacksons Food Stores will match tax-deductible donations dollar-for-dollar in support of the fifteenth 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 across six western states, including Utah.

The annual Gift of Peace campaign has raised over $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 Oregon, Idaho, Washington, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. 

Customers in Utah showed solidarity and generosity towards domestic violence survivors by contributing $6,794 to the cause in 2018. Jacksons matched this amount to further amplify the community’s impact and support the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition with a total contribution of $13,588.

“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 Utah customer contributions directly support the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition, a 501c3 nonprofit that advocates for policies and practices that enhance victim safety and raises awareness of the need for prevention and intervention by supporting programs that provide direct services to victims and training programs for support professionals across the state. According to Chris Davies, Associate 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’ 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 Davies. “Our collective impact can and does change lives.”

Customers can make a tax-deductible donation for a peace dove to support the campaign at any Jacksons Food Store or ExtraMile convenience store November 27 through December 25. 

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About Jacksons Food Stores
Since John D. Jackson founded Jacksons in 1975 as a single service station, the Idaho-headquartered company has grown to be a nationally recognized chain of more than 250 company-operated convenience stores in Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Utah under the Jacksons Food Stores and ExtraMile Convenience Store brands. In addition, Jackson Energy now wholesales branded fuel to more than 900 locations throughout 9 western states.

 

About the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is a nationally recognized, private, non-profit organization providing expertise concerning issues of domestic and sexual violence to member programs, community partners and others in Utah. Founded in 1978 by the Utah Division of Child and Family services, the Coalition's efforts are directed toward advocacy, education and training, supporting survivors with a direct 24-hour confidential hotline, and collaborating with key stakeholders and policy makers to build a network of comprehensive, trauma-informed statewide services and responses. You can find out more at udvc.org

Our Impact in 2018

January 1-December 31
  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • Founded in 1984, The Center for Women and Children in Crisis has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Valley Behavioral Health is a nonprofit network of clinics providing treatment for behavioral conditions, addictions, psychiatric conditions, autism and other chronic health conditions. We treat chronic lifelong conditions as well as temporary conditions triggered by traumatic life events. Our programs are tailored to people of all ages and every social, cultural and economic situation.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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