Through its HopeLine by Verizon program, Verizon became a founding sponsor of Women Against Abuse's iPledge® Campaign when it debuted in 2008 and continues to sponsor the annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month-themed campaign each year. Recently, Verizon's generous support has also helped expand Women Against Abuse's teen dating violence prevention work. This support has helped our Policy & Prevention Dept. develop a teen dating violence prevention curriculum that is suited to an age-appropriate, diverse, urban population and comprehensively addresses gender and sexuality.
"Through HopeLine by Verizon we support victims and survivors of domestic violence, and teen dating programs are an essential prevention tool," said Kevin Zavaglia, President, Northeast Market, Verizon Wireless. "Women Against Abuse are our longtime partners and we are proud to support them in their efforts to create a more positive environment."
The HopeLine by Verizon program collects no-longer used wireless phones, batteries and accessories for victims of domestic violence. Through this initiative, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 12 million phones to be used by domestic abuse survivors. Verizon has also awarded more than $7 million in grants to domestic violence agencies across the country. Visit Verizon's website to learn more about the HopeLine by Verizon program.
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