October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Verizon’s HopeLine program supports organizations nationwide that help victims of domestic violence.
HopeLine® from Verizon puts our technology and the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories into support for domestic violence victims and survivors. It also helps protect the environment by disposing of wireless phones in an environmentally sound way.
Through HopeLine, the public can help prevent domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store, by mail or at special events held throughout the year.
Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program. Refurbished phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text-messaging service – are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.
Donated phones can help victims of abuse feel safer and less isolated by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends. Phone donations given locally benefit victims of abuse within that geographic area.
HopeLine also donates cash grants to nonprofit organizations to help fund education, programs, support services and community outreach.
Verizon will donate $3 for every HopeLine branded accessory purchased. All of the HopeLine accessories are in a beautiful purple color.
For more information about HopeLine, please visit their website.
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