Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine Program Gives Students of All Ages an Easy Way to Recycle Old Wireless Phones and Support Domestic Violence Prevention Programs
BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Now that the back to school shopping frenzy has begun, students who plan to include a new wireless phone on this year's shopping list don't have to worry about what to do with their old wireless phones. Rather than tossing their no-longer used phones in a closet, drawer or trash can, Verizon Wireless encourages students to donate them to the company's HopeLine® program, which recycles and refurbishes wireless phones to help victims of domestic violence.
HopeLine collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants.
Victims of domestic violence are not always adults - teen dating violence is a widespread and devastating problem. Approximately one in five high school students report being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner and one in three teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner*. Donating a no longer used wireless phone to HopeLine is an easy way for students to support organizations that are committed to preventing domestic violence.