Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), a full-service, international trade seaport in Northeast Florida, just celebrated  a 30 percent increase in employee participation in their 2018 Giving Campaign.

Recently, JAXPORT presented Community Health Charities and other community partners with a check for more than $34,500.

This year’s campaign marked a change in campaign leadership, and to encourage employee participation, JAXPORT held a drawing for Universal Studio tickets and Visa gift cards.

The company also hosted a Thanksgiving Feast for employees, conducted their sixth annual golf tournament at Hidden Hills Country Club, and offered participating employees with a “Jeans Week” to wear jeans to work.

“JAXPORT conducts this annual campaign to give our employees the opportunity to donate to health causes that resonate with them personally,” said Justin Damiano, JAXPORT’s Director of Government Affairs and 2018 campaign chair. “Their participation in this year’s campaign is evidence of the generosity of our employees, and of the heart they have for our community.”

For more than 15 years, JAXPORT and its employees have partnered with Community Health Charities and other nonprofit partners to raise awareness and resources for health and wellness. During that time, JAXPORT and its employees have donated nearly $660,000 to support good causes in  Northeast Florida.