Pop quiz! Did you know today marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week? This week, people around the world are encouraged to go the extra mile to bring kindness to their friends, family, colleagues and communities.
If you have an old cell phone sitting around your house, HopeLine offers a perfect way to clean out your living space while extending a random act of kindness.
To find out more on how you can get involved click through.
For the third year in a row, Verizon Wireless donated $10,000 worth of long distance calling cards to benefit wounded U.S. servicemen and women recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The donation is providing hundreds of minutes of talk time for thousands of recovering soldiers during the holiday season and in 2012. This contribution supplements three earlier donations and brings total giving to organizations supporting Walter Reed to $40,000. Happy holidays to our troops.
MomTrends.com posted about HopeLine today.
HopeLine provides women and families with a vital link to emergency or support services by collecting old phones.
Through this program old phones and phone accessories are collected and distributed to participating domestic violence agencies and organizations nationwide. These phones are then provided to victims and survivors as they rebuild their lives to help them feel safer and less isolated by giving them a way to call emergency or support services, employers, family and friends. Phones that cannot be reused are recycled properly, and charitable donations in the form of grants are provided to organizations that help victims of domestic violence.
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In 2001 Verizon started using recycled cell phones to help victims of domestic violence and since its beginning they have collected over 8 million phones and awarded more than $10 million in grants to agencies and organizations to help bring about awareness and support to victims of domestic violence. We the people can now help to bring about a change.
The next time you go in to upgrade your device remember to donate your phone to the HopeLine. Also if you know anyone looking to get a program or business started that has been a victim of domestic violence, Verizon is giving Entrepreneurship Grants to help. The grants range from $1000 to $5000 and can be used for virtually anything to launch a business, from office equipment to tuition for business courses.
For the full article from TechGuysSmartBuy please see: http://www.techguysmartbuy.com/2011/12/verizon-hopeline-helps-victims-of.html
For an application or more information contact email@example.com or call John O’Malley John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264 or 585-261-5899
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is taking steps to heighten awareness on campus and better educate and train students and faculty, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation and Verizon Wireless’ HopeLineprogram. The funding will support UMBC’s Violence Prevention Advocates Program, which educates and trains students, faculty and staff on relationship violence prevention.
“UMBC will use this grant from Verizon to involve our entire community in reducing violence through education about relationship and dating violence, peer and bystander programs, and dissemination of information about resources and help,” said Nancy Young, UMBC vice president for student affairs.