Through employee generosity and corporate contributions, JX Enterprises recently announced more than $25,000 was donated to charities throughout 2011, including 15 local food banks during the holidays. Other organizations supported include the American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake, Pacific Tsunami Relief; Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer; and the Special Olympics and its World’s Largest Truck Convoy.
“2011 was one of the most charitable years our company has had, and it’s a real testament to the giving spirit of our Associates,” says Eric Jorgensen, president and chief executive officer of JX Enterprises. “We pride ourselves on giving back to the communities we serve, whether that’s through contributing money or time, and we look forward to raising the bar even higher in 2012.”
The company helps organize associates’ donation efforts at each of its 15 JX Peterbilt and JX Truck Center dealerships through its Casual for a Cause program. The program encourages JXE Associates to make a $3 weekly donation in exchange for wearing jeans on Fridays. The location which collects the most money gets to choose which charity to donate to that month.
The year culminated with food drives at each dealership, complemented by $500 donations from JXE, to food pantries that serve local communities. In all, more than 25 different charities and aid organizations were supported throughout the year.