If you are like me, you probably have an old cell phone tucked away in a drawer somewhere. I recently heard about Verizon’s HopeLine. HopeLine collects cell phones you are no longer using, chargers and accessories, from any service provider, to help victims of domestic violence. Survivors of domestic violence typically can’t use their old cell phones once they’ve left their abusers so by donating cell phones we are no longer using we can make a huge difference and it’s super easy – just drop off your phone at any Verizon store. I dropped off my old cell this week!
In the United States, one in every four women and one in every seven men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner, and each year more than 15 million children witness violence in their homes.
Dealing with the consequences of domestic violence in our society is an enormous challenge Through the HopeLine Verizon program, as well as grants to leading nonprofit organizations, Verizon focuses on funding organizations that support victims and survivors of domestic violence and those that strive to prevent it.
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