Since 2001, Hopeline® from Verizon, a phone recycling program, has partnered with organizations that help victims of domestic violence through giving over 180,000 refurbished Hopeline wireless phones to those victims and survivors receiving support and services. Verizon has also gifted over 21 million dollars in cash grants to these organizations.
Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program. Refurbished phones complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text messaging service are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.
The nonprofit organizations that participate in the HopeLine® program provide these phones to families staying in domestic violence shelters or receiving support from their domestic violence program for safe communication. Thanks to Hopeline from Verizon and its supporters, survivors remain connected to their families and communities, stay in touch with the support staff of the shelter or agency they are getting help from, and are able to give a contact number to potential employers.
This program couldn’t exist without the generosity and support of people like you. Thank you!
Learn more about Verizon’s Hopeline® Program.