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I am incredibly lucky to have no connection to domestic violence. None. (I guess I should add, “that I know of.” Because so often, these situations are kept secret out of fear and embarrassment.) But I have such a huge amount of sympathy for the women and children who find themselves in impossible situations. More than three million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year. Three million! And one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. The effects of this are far-reaching and often tragic.
HopeLine from Verizon has been supporting victims of domestic violence since 2001. Since starting HopeLine, Verizon has donated hundreds of thousands of cell phones and millions of dollars to non-profits and agencies that support domestic violence survivors.
Right now we’re in the middle of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Verizon is asking for your help in donating up to $100,000 to the National Domestic Violence Hotline by buying one of these exclusive purple accessories, available both online and at Verizon stores (my store is in the Atlantic Center in Brooklyn and they’ve always given me great service). For each purple accessory purchased, $1 will be donated.
You can also help the cause by dropping off cell phones, chargers, and accessories (from any carrier) at your local Verizon store. Over the years Verizon has refurbished hundreds of thousands of phones and donated them to groups that support domestic violence prevention and awareness. They also donate their own wireless phones to shelters to be used by domestic violence victims and survivors.
Win A Wireless Stereo Headset
As part of this campaign, Verizon is going to reward one of my lucky readers with the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset (worth $69.99). They’ve given me a pair of these headphones as well, and they’re really amazing! They’re comfortable, have fantastic sound, and have great battery life. And I love the purple!
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