MERIDIAN, Idaho — ExtraMile by Jacksons announced a $127,232 donation to local Boys and Girls Clubs. The announcement was made at the grand opening of a store on N. 10 Mile in Meridian and Mayor Robert Simison attended the event.
The donation comes from a holiday campaign that encouraged customers to donate in-store to activate a dollar-for-dollar Jacksons match.
“The way our customers rise to the challenge in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs always inspires us and this campaign was no exception,” said Cory Jackson, President of Jacksons Food Stores. “We’re thrilled to support such an important cause and proud to announce the donation to mark the grand opening of our newest location,” he continued.
The money will go to 22 Boys and Girls Clubs in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Washington and Arizona.
“We’re so grateful for this financial support from the community and Jacksons. It will help us continue to provide programming that helps children adapt to the realities of the ongoing pandemic in our Clubs,” said Colleen Braga, representative of Ada County Boys and Girls Club.
Jacksons selected the nonprofit as their primary giving recipient last year and has raised $330,904 in two separate campaigns, according to a news release. Jacksons has also provided in-kind donations to local clubs, including hundreds of sandwiches. They also developed a specially designed water bottle, PathWater, to support the Boys and Girls Club, giving 25 cents for every bottle sold.
The Meridian Canine rescue also received a donation during the grand opening event. The non-profit was chosen to receive the donation by the new store's manager, Paul Antim.
“We are so proud to be an Idaho company and to call Meridian home,” said Antim. “We appreciate our customers and look forward to continuing to go the “ExtraMile” by providing support to nonprofits like Meridian Canine Rescue and the Boys & Girls Clubs."