Jacksons Food Stores donates $161,369 to Coalitions Against Domestic Violence

newsroom@idahostatesman.comJanuary 16, 2014 

Jacksons Food Stores and its Idaho customers raised $56,008 ($29,977 from customer donations and $26,031 matched by Jacksons) for the Coalitions Against Domestic Violence during a recent fundraising campaign.

The money was raised between Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Jacksons sold paper doves in all Jacksons stores across four states. The total amount donated to the coalitions this week, raised across those four states, was $161,369 ($86,369 from customers and $75,000 from Jacksons). The money goes to prevention, education and support for victims of domestic violence and their children and adolescents experiencing relationship abuse.

"Jacksons Food Stores is pleased to support this important campaign to prevent domestic violence in our communities. Together, we thank our customers for generously responding to the campaign to increase the level of support for victims of domestic violence for the past 10 years," said Jacksons Food Stores owner John Jackson. "Living a life free of violence is a basic right for everyone and it goes against our values when women and girls are abused," said Idaho Coalition Executive Director Kelly Miller. "Ending violence in all its forms is the responsibility of every one of us; and because of this generosity from Jacksons and our fellow Idahoans, we are to help enhance safety for victims of domestic violence and ensure systemic change in our communities."

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