Do you have an old phone lying around your house? Or maybe you have some old accessories that you no longer need. As impossible as it may seem - you're phone can help women who are rebuilding their lives from domestic violence. Momtrends recently learned about an incredible program through Verizon called HopeLine that provides women and families with a vital link to emergency or support services by collecting old phones.
Through this program old phones, and phone accessories are collected and distributed to participating domestic violence agencies and organizations nationwide.These phones are then provided to victims and survivors as they rebuild their lives to help them feel safer and less isolated by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends. Phones that cannot be reused are recycled properly, and charitable donations in the form of grants are provided to organizations that help victims of domestic violence.
Since 2001, 8 million phones have been collected, which provided more than $10 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies and organizations throughout the country. This also helped to kept more than 210 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills.
For more information on the HopeLine program, please visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline
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