Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
FILE - The Sandy City Police Department held a press conference informing the public of October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Sandy Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

SALT LAKE CITY — Jacksons Food Stores and the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition have launched a “Give the Gift of Peace” campaign to raise funds for the prevention, education and support for victims of domestic violence and their children, sexual assault survivors, and adolescents experiencing relationship abuse.

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Between now and Christmas Day, Utah customers will be able to contribute to the campaign by purchasing paper doves at Jacksons Food Stores for $1, $5 and $10. The company, which is based in Meridian, Idaho, has more than 200 Chevron, Texaco or Shell convenience stores in six Western states. At the end of the campaign, John Jackson, the company’s CEO, will match customer contributions dollar for dollar.

In addition to Utah, Jacksons Food Stores in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Arizona, and Nevada will also participate in the campaign, and all proceeds will go toward coalitions against domestic violence in the respective states.

Since the inception of the campaign, the company has raised more than $1.3 million to help end violence against women and girls and assist individuals who have experienced domestic violence.