As a technology leader and committed advocate for domestic and dating violenceprevention, Verizon Wireless partnered with local leaders in Montgomery County, Maryland, to sponsor the fourth annual Choose Respect conference and PSA competition to help raise awareness of relationship abuse and encourage itsprevention through education.
More than 75 teams of middle and high school students submitted videos for the PSA contest, and the top three winners, as determined by a panel of independentjudges, received award money through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless’ domestic violence initiative which includes a phone recycling and grant program. HopeLine grants totaling more than $2,000 were awarded with the first placewinner receiving $1,000; second place winner $750; and third place winner $500. In addition, each of these future filmmakers were given a Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone with HD video capability for use in shooting and editing their next creative production.
To view these award-winning, student-produced PSAs, go to:
A Day to Connect, Inspire and Heal is a groundbreaking summit on domestic violence prevention intended to spark a national conversation about domestic violence and to drive solutions to this societal issue affecting millions. Throughout the day, you can watch the live stream at the link below and participate in thought-provoking conversations on topics ranging from engaging men and boys as part of the solution to working with youth to prevent teen dating violence.
Join the conversation and be part of this one-of-a-kind gathering by:
In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey hosted its 9th Annual Day of Service. Over 600 students and faculty turned out to volunteer and support various organizations, both on & off campus. Verizon Wireless was on campus to help raise awareness for HopeLine and kick off a year-long partnership with the school. More than 20 students, including the Residence Hall Association, volunteered to help collect no longer used devices around campus and will continue to collect devices on campus throughout the year. Faculty members will begin to incorporate HopeLine Drives into their service plans for the 2013-2014 school year.
HopeLine from Verizon puts 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. Click here for more information on how you can help.
On Tuesday, December 11, Verizon Wireless Philadelphia Tri-State Region employees donated more than 1,200 backpacks filled with warm winter clothes, personal care items, and toys for children of families affected by domestic violence, as well as Hurricane Sandy. The employee-driven initiative is part of the annual “Packs for Pride” program, made possible through the company’s HopeLine program.
This year’s “Packs for Pride” ceremony featured 11 local organizations at the Verizon Wireless store at the Reading Terminal Headhouse in Philadelphia. Organization representatives gathered with Verizon Wireless Philadelphia Tri-State Region President Mario Turco, Philadelphia Eagles’ Swoop, and Santa Claus to show support for victims of domestic violence and Hurricane Sandy.
Over the past 13 years, more than 7,000 backpacks and thousands of dollars worth of items have been donated through “Packs for Pride.” This year’s participating organizations, including The Salvation Army New Jersey and Congreso will distribute the packs to children in need throughout the region this holiday season.
To find out more about Hopeline and how you can contribute visit: http://aboutus.verizonwireless.com/communityservice/hopeLine.html
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, and providing support and services to the victims takes on many forms.The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) is partnering with HopeLine from Verizon, a national cell phone recycling and re-use program that turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence.
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