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.
Verizon Wireless has implemented a mobile giving program, enabling customers to contribute to relief and recovery efforts supporting communities affected by Hurricane Isaac. Customers can use their mobile phones to make $10 donations to aid the American Red Cross in responding to the needs of citizens in the aftermath of the hurricane.
Customers can make a $10 donation by simply texting REDCROSS to 90999. Those interested in giving more can donate up to five times their original donation. For example, customers making a $10 donation can give up to $50.
Verizon Wireless waives text messaging fees for disaster relief and 100 percent of each donation goes to American Red Cross relief efforts.
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Through HopeLine, Verizon Wireless has donated $7,500 to Resources for Children with Special Needs. RCSN works with New York families throughout the five boroughs who have children with disabilities and other special needs to help them understand, navigate, and access the services needed to ensure that all children have the opportunity to develop their full potential.
“We are very grateful for the grant from HopeLine from Verizon,” said Rachel Howard, Executive Director of RCSN. “It will allow us to expand our current educational programs and ensure that more NYC families affected by domestic violence have the chance to heal and grow together.”
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.
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