I did not know much about the Verizon HopeLine® program until last month. This phone recycling program provides provides financial support to domestic violence organizations across the country. HopeLine recently announced a goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015. I think it is a great cause to support, and want to continue spreading the word about it.
Wanted: Your Used Wireless Phones and Accessories
Donated phones do not have to be Verizon phones. HopeLine collects used phones regardless of the service provider, make, model or technology. The used phones will be refurbished and sold. Verizon Wireless uses the proceeds from the sale of any donated phone to fund non-profit agencies and to purchase other wireless phones for victims of domestic violence. Phones that cannot be salvaged are disposed of in an eco-friendly way. It is okay to donate broken phones.
HopeLine is an award-winning program. You can be sure your donated phones will be refurbished and proceeds will be used to generate funds for various programs to assist victims of domestic violence and the organizations that support them.
Where to Donate Your Used Phones and Accessories:
It’s easy. Just drop off your phone at any Verizon Wireless Store.
Pro Football Player William Gay Partners with HopeLine to Share His Story
Pro football player William Gay has teamed up with HopeLine from Verizon to share his story about losing his mother to domestic violence, in hopes it will shine a light on this important issue and urge people to take action. Verizon has a longstanding commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention, which has been a main philanthropic focus since 2001 through the HopeLine program.People can take action by donating old or used phones at Verizon stores.
Learn more about HopeLine
Visit www.verizon.com/about/hopeline to learn more.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, please contact a local domestic violence shelter, or contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233) or (800) 787-3224 (TTY) or dial #HOPE from your Verizon Wireless phone. HopeLine phones are distributed only through shelters or social service agencies.
I am part of a team of awesome Verizon Wireless lifestyle influencers. Although I may received complimentary devices for review from time to time, no additional compensation was received for this blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.