Verizon Wireless to match donations to Knoxville Family Justice Center

Verizon Wireless to match donations to Knoxville Family Justice Center
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Verizon Wireless has announced it will match all donations up to $10,000 made to the Knoxville Family Justice Center during April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Verizon Wireless to match donations to Knoxville Family Justice Center

KFJC supports victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Knox County and surrounding areas. They say all money raised through the initiative will directly support those who come to the center for help, as well as to assist in raising awareness in the community of how to access help and provide assistance to those in need.

The Knoxville Family Justice Center is one of only 15 nationwide created by a presidential initiative to help those affected by domestic violence. It has helped over 9,000 victims of domestic abuse since May 2006.

Saline Area Social Service parters with Meijer to provide hunger relief

This campaign, which begins Sunday, March 29 and runs through Monday, May 11, encourages customers to purchase $10 or more Meijer Food Pantry Donation Cards upon checkout. Donations cards are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and then given to Saline Area Social Service at the end of the campaign.

“Spring is usually a tough time for us and our food pantry inventory is dwindling — this program couldn’t be taking place at a better time for us,” said Saline Area Social Service Executive Director, Jamail Aikens. “Meijer’s Simply Give program will be a huge help in fulfilling our pantry and could provide us enough food to feed our community for the next three months.”

What makes this program particularly valuable to Saline Area Social Service, is that not only

does Meijer match every dollar that is donated, but on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, Meijer will double match the amount of donation cards purchased on those specific days. That means, for every $10 gift card that is purchased on April 17 and April 18, Saline Area Social Service will receive $30.