The JX Gives Back program has reached many milestones in 2020. The JX Gives Back Family Foundation officially received it’s 501(c)3 status. This year, JX Gives Back has successfully donated to 118 non-profit organizations and continued to partner with charitable organizations to deliver over $100,000 to our communities. I hope to share the enthusiasm and pride from the impact made together.
The pandemic has placed enormous strain on many nonprofit organizations in our neighborhoods. JX Gives Back had the opportunity to support many inspirational organizations that are stepping up to provide immediate emergency response. The Kids Food Basket provided 8,800 nourishing after school meals for students in need across the Grand Rapids area. NAMI Southern Wisconsin adapted their operations to offer virtual programs and increase access to mental health services.
Increased focus on supporting food pantries across Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan was a key objective this year due to the pandemic. Many of these food pantries have adjusted to curbside and deliver operations. The year has reminded us that supporting our local communities is more important than ever. These funds have supported many organizations involved in human services, education, health and more.
Looking forward into 2021, we will continue to advance the mission of JX Gives Back in new ways. We aim to increase the foundation giving capacity by increasing fundraising and developing new programs.
Thank you to all JX associations, community members, and families that have come together and supported JX Gives Back. We encourage everyone to continue to submit 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that serve and bring positive change to our local communities.