FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Allie Bones, MSW, Chief Executive Officer
Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
(602) 279-2900 ext. 416
(602) 391 – 8690 (cell)
November 22, 2017
Jacksons Food Stores Join Arizona in the Fight Against Domestic Violence
(Phoenix, AZ) – On the day prior to Thanksgiving Day, Jacksons Food Stores and the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence will launch the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, a holiday season campaign that runs through December 25th to raise funds for the prevention of domestic violence. This is the 14th year anniversary of the campaign throughout the West. This campaign is important for community awareness and legislative efforts to ensure funding priorities for domestic violence victims. Contributions can be made in increments of $1, $5, or $10. At the end of the campaign, Jacksons Chief Executive Officer, John Jackson, will match Jacksons Food Stores customer contributions dollar for dollar with all the proceeds going to the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence.
Last year was the third year of the campaign in Arizona. Arizona Jacksons Food Stores customers contributed nearly $10,000, resulting in almost $20,000 in donations, including Jacksons’ dollar for dollar match contribution.
Jacksons Food Stores in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah will also participate in the campaign, and proceeds will go toward coalitions against domestic violence in the respective states. Since the inception of the “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign, over $1,350,000 has been raised through this program to help end violence against women and girls and assist individuals who have experienced domestic violence.
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About Jacksons Food Stores
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 200 Chevron/Texaco/Shell branded convenience stores in 6 western states. For more information about Jacksons please go to Jacksons.com
About Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence
The Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (previously Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence) was formed in 1980 to unite concerned citizens and professionals to increase public awareness about the issue of sexual and domestic violence, enhance the safety of and services for victims, and reduce the incidents of sexual and domestic violence in Arizona. Our mission is to end sexual and domestic violence in Arizona by dismantling oppression and promoting equity among all people. For more information about the Coalition and its programs and services, visit www.acesdv.org.
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