PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., the nation's second largest tax preparation company, today announced that its first annual "Big Checks for Charity" national campaign resulted in more than $65,000 in franchisee and corporate donations to various charities throughout the United States.
Throughout the month of March, participating Jackson Hewitt® offices and kiosks within Walmart stores offered various discounts to taxpayers choosing to have their tax return prepared and filed by a Jackson Hewitt professional. For every tax return prepared, the participating offices and kiosks then made a monetary donation to either a local or national charity.
Some of the charities that received support through "Big Checks for Charity" included:
- American Red Cross for Japan disaster relief
- Make-A-Wish-Foundation® of New Jersey
- American Cancer Society®
- American Cancer Society Relay For Life®
- Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®
- Heartstrings Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
- Ronald McDonald House Charities®
- Impact A Hero
- Various food banks, churches, schools and other local organizations
"Jackson Hewitt dedicated the entire month of March to this special program as a way to give back – both to our clients for choosing to work with Jackson Hewitt and to charities within the surrounding communities of our offices and kiosks within Walmart stores around the country," said Philip H. Sanford, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. "For the participating offices and their clients, 'Big Checks for Charity' was a wonderful way to help make a difference by raising money for a variety of worthy causes nationwide."
About Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc.
Based in Parsippany, N.J., Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. (NYSE: JTX) is an industry leading provider of full service individual federal and state income tax preparation, with franchised and company-owned office locations throughout the United States. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service® also offers an online tax preparation product at www.jacksonhewittonline.com. For more information, or to locate the Jackson Hewitt® office nearest to you, visit www.jacksonhewitt.com or call 1-800-234-1040. Jackson Hewitt can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.
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