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Packers And Verizon Wireless Team Up To Support Domestic Violence Prevention In Wisconsin


Wireless Phone Drive To Be Held Nov. 1, At Lambeau Field

The Green Bay Packers and Verizon Wireless are teaming up to help curb domestic violence in Wisconsin. Fans attending the Packers game versus the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Nov. 1, are invited to donate no-longer-used wireless handsets and accessories from any wireless provider to benefit victims of domestic violence through the Verizon Wireless HopeLine® program. Volunteers will be collecting donated phones and equipment at each of the five Lambeau Field entrances from 1 p.m. until game time at 3:15 p.m.

Through its award-winning HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless turns no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence, including those in Wisconsin. Wireless phones, batteries and other accessories are collected at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores nationwide and in special collections throughout the year. The phones are either refurbished for reuse or recycled in an environmentally sound way.

"The HopeLine program continues to be a source of great support for victims of domestic violence, and the Packers are pleased to be able to partner with Verizon again at Lambeau Field," said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. "We ask our fans to continue their support at the game and around the state."

"By donating no-longer-used wireless handsets, fans can help provide hope to victims of domestic violence—an issue affecting more than 30 percent of American women during their lifetime," said T.J. Fox, president-Wisconsin/Illinois Region, Verizon Wireless.

"Everyone in the community recognizes the importance of putting an end to domestic violence," added Fox. "Packers' fans have always come through for us in the past, and I know that this year won't be an exception. Dig through your closets, ask your friends and family members for their used phones and accessories, and donate as much as possible to the HopeLine program on Nov. 1."

Since 2001, HopeLine's national phone recycling and reuse program has collected more than 6 million wireless phones and awarded more than $7 million in cash grants to domestic violence organizations throughout the country. In addition, more than 80,000 HopeLine phones with 240 million minutes of airtime have been donated to victims, survivors and domestic violence organizations.

Fans unable to attend the Nov. 1 game can still participate in the phone drive by donating their no-longer-used phones at any Verizon Wireless Communications Store at any time. To find the store closest to you, visit

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