Nearly one in four women, one in seven men, and more than 3 million children across the country are affected by domestic violence. October marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and for those with old wireless phones and accessories lying around, there’s an environmentally-friendly and community-focused way to take part: donate your phone to theHopeLine® program.
Through HopeLine, consumers can recycle their no-longer-used phones and other wireless devices in any condition from any manufacturer or service provider. The phones can be dropped off at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store (find one near you here: www.verizonwireless.com/storelocator) or put in the mail with a postage-paid label, and Verizon Wireless will dispose of the devices in an environmentally sound way.
Verizon became the first wireless carrier in the nation to collect and recycle no-longer-used cell phones. HopeLine® from Verizonputs the nation’s most reliable network to work in the community by turning no-longer used cell phones into support for domestic violence victims and survivors. The program recycles used cell phones, batteries and accessories, and uses the funds generated to donate phones, airtime and funding to domestic violence agencies. Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 10 million phones, properly disposed of 2.1 million no-longer-used wireless phones, and provided more than $18.1 million in cash grants to domestic violence organizations nationwide.
For more information on the HopeLine program and how you can contribute, visit www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.