Throughout 2010, Verizon Wireless customers have donated 1.1 million
no-longer-needed phones to the carrier's HopeLine initiative, which helps
to support and put resources into the hands of those affected by
violence. This includes individuals, organizations, law enforcement partners and
corporations that helped to organize HopeLine phone drives across the county. Because of the 1.1 million phone donations last year, Verizon's HopeLine was able to award more than 2.1 million dollars in grants to nearly 450 domestic violence prevention and
awareness programs, as well as providing 25,392 free phones with a total of 75 million free minutes of service to shelters and
agencies nationwide for use by clients. Since its introduction in 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 8 million phones, awarded more than
$10 million in cash grants to prevention and awareness programs nationwide, and
donated more than 106,000 HopeLine phones with 319 million minutes of airtime to
victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations.
You can learn more information about HopeLine and how to donate your equipment here.