JAX Cares Campaign

The Jackson Laboratory now offers all employees the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofit organizations through the JAX Cares campaign; this effort gives HOPE to so many across our states, country, and world.

Why is this so important? With the high costs of food, energy, rent, and utilities we know that our students, neighbors, coworkers, and local children may need a little extra help this year.

You can donate either through payroll deduction or credit/debit card. Even a $1 a week can go so far.

Donating is easy. Just select your home office location:

NOTE: In order to make a pledge or donation you’ll need your six digit employee ID. If you don’t already know that number you can find it here.

Payroll deductions will begin the first pay period in January.

Giving feels good! Winning prizes feels good too! You can enter to win one of three great prizes including a weekend away in Bar Harbor, a heat pump with installation, and a $500 LL Bean Gift card. Learn more and enter to win.

Learn more about your local United Way:

  • Heart of Maine United Way
    Nearly all of Heart of Maine United Way’s work in Hancock County focuses on basic needs. 

    • Awarding grants to local nonprofits
      This year we will help 1 in 3 community members by awarding grants to local nonprofits including Healthy Acadia, Healthy Peninsula & Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to support 9,665 people. We also support many agencies who work in Hancock County including Health Equity Alliance, Partners for Peace, Eastern Area Agency on Aging and many more. We also send thousands of dollars out each year in heating grants. So far in 2022, $8,834 has been given out to local non-profits to help folks when they need it most. 
    • Delivering food and supplies
      As a lead partner and fiscal sponsor of the Hancock Country Food Drive we ensure that local food pantries get the food and supplies they need to help individuals and families who might need a little extra help. This year we helped raise 145,833 meals to support folks in Hancock County. We also delivered diapers, baby supplies, and socks to non-profits to be distributed county wide. 
    • Answering calls for help
      In partnership with the United Ways of Maine and the State of Maine we provide a free, confidential call service 24 hours a day/7 days per week called 211 Maine. Over the past year call center reps have fielded 1,296 calls for help in Hancock County connecting folks with local resources just when they need them most. 
  • United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
    More than 40 percent of local families are struggling to make ends meet in central and northeastern Connecticut. As families continue to face challenges related to the long-term impacts of the pandemic, your support is needed now more than ever. When you give to United Way, you are supporting a network of partners working together to meet the complex needs of children and families efficiently and effectively by focusing on the following areas:

    • Youth Success:
      Children are ready for school and stay on track, graduating on time prepared for college or career.
    • Family Financial Security:
      People learn financial skills and qualify for good-paying jobs with opportunities for advancement.
    • Access to Health and Basic Needs
      Promote access to quality health care and wellness opportunities for children and families. People who are going through tough times get the assistance they need, such as food and shelter.
  • United Way California Capital Region
    Through our Square One approach, we are working to end poverty for local families in school by helping kids excel, strengthening schools, and investing in families.

    • Helping Kids Excel in School:
      • Our STARS reading tutoring program has helped students gain an average of 1.5 reading levels a year.
      • KinderCamp, a school readiness program for incoming kindergartners, prepares children who didn’t have the opportunity to attend preschool.
    • Strengthening Schools
      • A new program in partnership with the Washington School District in West Sacramento, the pilot project applies systemic solutions to address individual student needs. Community schools are designed to support the whole child, strengthen families, and improve community health through neighborhood hubs.
    • Investing in Families
      • Our Direct Investment Program Sacramento aka DIPS, provides qualified families with guaranteed $300/month income for two years.
      • Our Digital Equity Program has provided over 1000 computers, 400 hotspots, and 200 tablets for families without internet access.

Or find a United Way near you

And thank you!