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Packers, Verizon Wireless host wireless phone drive

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Packers, Verizon Wireless host wireless phone drive at Dec. 23 game to support domestic violence victims

VerizonPrior to the Dec. 23 Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans game at Lambeau Field, the Packers and Verizon Wireless will team up to host a wireless phone drive in support of domestic violence victims. The drive is a part of Verizon’s HopeLine® program, which collects no-longer-used cell phones and distributes them to survivors of domestic violence.

All fans attending the game are invited to donate their no-longer-used cell phones and accessories from any wireless provider. Volunteers will be accepting donated phones and equipment at each of the six Lambeau Field entrances from 10 a.m. until game time at noon. For each phone collected, Verizon Wireless will contribute $10 to House of Hope, an organization in Green Bay that helps victims of domestic violence.

Through the HopeLine® program, wireless phones, batteries and other accessories are collected at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide and in special collections throughout the year. Most of the phones will be refurbished and sold. With the funds raised from the sale of the refurbished phones, Verizon donates phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence, and provides funding to non-profit domestic violence shelters and prevention programs across the country. Phones that can’t be refurbished will be recycled in an environmentally sound way.

Since 2001, HopeLine® has collected more than 9 million wireless phones, awarded more than $14.2 million in cash grants to prevention and awareness programs nationwide; and donated more than 123,000 HopeLine® phones with 406 million minutes of airtime to victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations. In 2011 in Wisconsin, more than 13,000 phones were collected and more than $75,000 in cash grants were awarded.

Fans unable to attend the Dec. 23 game can still participate by donating their no-longer-used phones at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store at any time. To find store locations, visit www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves nearly 96 million retail customers, including 90.4 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 75,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

 
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