“Violence against women and girls is a global public health problem. Early exposure to violence has life-long health consequences. But the good news? The problem is a preventable one.”— Dr. James Mercy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Domestic violence affects nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than three million children. The World Health Organization calls it an important public health problem that requires the involvement of many sectors working together at community, national and international levels. Verizon's goal is to increase awareness of domestic violence and its repercussions, engage men and young people in the issue and lend our resources and technology to help victims and their families. In 2011, the Verizon Foundation contributed $10 million for domestic violence prevention grants. And in total, Verizon has contributed more than $39 million in support of domestic violence prevention issues to date.
Verizon's HopeLine collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories in any condition from any service provider to donate to those in need. To date, Verizon has collected more than 8.9 million mobile phones for victims and survivors of domestic violence.
in 2011, for the fifth consecutive year, Verizon collected more than 1 million no-longer-used wireless phones through our HopeLine phone recycling and reuse program, keeping the devices out of landfills and turning them into support for domestic violence survivors.
At the end of 2011, 29,020 HopeLine phones were in service nationwide, a 14.3% increase over 2010. The phones include 87.1 million free minutes of wireless service. Verizon also gave more than $4.2 million in cash grants to nearly 450 domestic violence prevention and awareness programs across the country.
|Phones donated to shelters||23,000||25,000||29,000|
|Cash donated from HopeLine||$1,587,000||$2,179,000||$4,206,000|