Hopeline from Verizon
I was recently contacted by someone who works with domestic violence outreach programs in her community and was made aware about Hopeline from Verizon, which is a program that collects no longer used cell phones to give to those who have been affected violence situations. Some phones are also re-sold to raise money for domestic violence situations as well. She graciously sent me info on the program to spread the word, Keep reading below or click over to the Hopeline website.
From the Verizon website:
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. We’re doing our part to end this epidemic by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to our partner agencies.
Wireless phones and technology serve as a vital link for all of us. They’re also an especially safe and reliable way for domestic violence victims and survivors to reach emergency or support services in times of crisis and stay connected with employers, family and friends.