Jacksons Food Stores announced recently that the Boys & Girls Club will now be its primary giving recipient.
Before the partnership was confirmed, the company collaborated with the nonprofit this year for a customer coin drive to support the Boys & Girls Club. After announcing that customers had raised $101,881, Jacksons announced that the company was going to match the amount raised.
“We were so inspired by the generosity of our customers, sharing in the enthusiasm as the totals grew and grew, that we decided to acknowledge our customers by matching their gifts to provide even more resources for the critical work being done by the Boys & Girls Clubs in our communities,” said Jacksons president Cory Jackson in a press release.
According to the release, the funds will be distributed across several states, including Washington. On the Eastside, Jacksons has locations in Bellevue, Kirkland, Bothell, Mercer Island and other cities; the Boys & Girls Club has a Bellevue branch as well, with other locations in Mercer Island, Kirkland, and Redmond.
“This money will help our doors stay open across the West, keeping kids safe and engaged in positive activities in our clubs—even helping provide a safe place for children of essential workers to attend their online classes,” said Tim Motts of the Boys & Girls Club in Bellevue in the release.
The release added that Jacksons is planning an additional Boys & Girls Club winter fundraising campaign and plans to again match amounts raised by customers.