I love when companies do good. I especially love when companies that I LOVE do good. It makes me respect them even more. That’s why I’m a proud supporter of the Verizon Wireless Hopeline program.
What is the Hopeline program?
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. Verizon collects no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and then turns them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, they have donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to their partner agencies.
Wireless phones and technology serve as a vital link for all of us. They’re also an especially safe and reliable way for domestic violence victims and survivors to reach emergency or support services in times of crisis and stay connected with employers, family and friends.
HopeLine phones are refurbished phones that are equipped with 3,000 anytime minutes of airtime and texting capabilities. They come with Verizon Wireless Nationwide Coverage, Call Forwarding, Call Waiting, 3-Way Calling, Caller ID, Basic Voice Mail and texting. HopeLine phones are available to survivors affiliated with participating domestic violence agencies.
How YOU Can Help
There are so many ways you can get involved to help the Hopeline program!
- You can donate no-longer-used phones and accessories in any condition from any wireless provider at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store, through a HopeLine® phone drive, or through the mail.
- Host a HopeLine phone drive! Verizon partners with companies for events and ongoing collections and teams up with community groups and dedicated individuals like you to host drives across the nation. College campuses can also get involved through our UHopeLine program. Verizon can help you plan and provide a ton of materials too.
Verizon Helps in St. Louis
In St. Louis, I was so excited to see the Verizon Wireless Kansas/Missouri Region President Brendan Fallis present Sylvia Jackson, Executive Director of The Women’s Safe House and Susan Kidder, Executive Director of Safe Connections each with a $20,000 grant on behalf of HopeLine.
You can learn more about about the Verizon Wireless Hopeline Program and see how you can get involved by visiting their site.
Disclosure: As member of a pretty cool team of influencers, I have received some great items from Verizon Wireless. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise positive feedback. All opinions are my own.