As a blogger I find myself constantly connected to everyone and mainly through my cell phone. I look at my phone and I’m reminded how fortunate I am. It’s not that I have this piece of technology but I’m reminded of my freedom, my independence, my ability to connect with my support system. These are things that victims and survivors of domestic violence have taken away from them by their abusers.
HopeLine® from Verizon Wireless helps support victims and survivors of domestic violence while ensuring that phones are reused in an environmentally responsible way. Anyone can donate no-longer-used phones (from any provider), batteries and accessories to HopeLine; Verizon then uses the proceeds from these donations to provide cash grants to domestic violence organizations across the United States.
HopeLine supports programs available to victims (those still in contact with their batterer) and survivors (those who have left their batterer and are now in a safe space).
Since HopeLine became a national recycling program in 2001, it has collected more than 9 million phones, granted more than $14.2 million in cash to organizations across the country and provided more than 123,000 phones for use by domestic violence victims. But there’s still work to be done.
So, dig up your old phones, batteries and accessories, and donate them to HopeLine today. It’s fast and easy. Here are two options:
Inspired to gather more than just your own phone? Host a HopeLine Phone Drive. Verizon Wireless provides tips, suggestions and the materials to help promote your drive.
Also, did you know Verizon offers discounts to veterans & active military personnel on FiOS, Wireless and even Accessories! Find out more info here: http://vz.to/1QxVxOy.
Check into whether or not you are eligible for Verizon FiOS by visiting Verizon.com (click on Residential and enter your zip code) or you can call Verizon directly at 1 800-VERIZON. Stay up-to-date by visiting them on Facebook (VerizonFiOS) and Twitter (@VerizonFiOS).
Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for the purposes of this post as a part of being in #FiOSPhilly. This post reflects my personal experience and opinion, which may differ from yours.