Here at JX, a major part of our mission statement and credo is “Giving Back” to the communities in which we live and work. We value the relationships between our customers, vendors, neighbors, and surrounding charities who work tirelessly to help those in need.
Our community involvement story originates back to Dee Jorgensen, the mother of our CEO/President, Eric Jorgensen. Dee helped establish the Waukesha County Food Pantry nearly 40 years ago, and her mission was to help those in need around the Greater Waukesha community. Over the years, her work has left a mark throughout JX. From Casual for a Cause, to our JX Gives Back initiative, to our employee Volunteer Time Off program, Dee sparked something special.
Our JX Gives Back and Casual for a Cause programs work to raise money for various local organizations and charities around our dealerships. Feeding America is a charity in which JX Gives Back will be donating to in the near future. This organization works to “feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger”, as stated on their website.
As of this year in June, Feeding America reports that 13 million American children face hunger, and that 41,200,000 Americans are food insecure, meaning they don’t know when or where they will receive their next meal, according to the Readers Digest June issue.
Feeding America is a charity that is being considered for a JX Gives Back or Casual For A Cause donation in our upcoming reviews.