Monday, October 26, 2015

Domestic Violence Awareness HopeLine from Verizon Gives Public A Chance to Help


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Enter MBE's LG Tone Pro Wireless Headset Giveaway 

by Janis Brett Elspas, Editor

American women have made great strides on so many levels in the past decade. In fact, for the first time ever, females in the U.S. now hold more college bachelor's degrees than men at 30.2 percent compared to 29.9 percent for males. With all that progress, ironically, it's sad to point out that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in our lifetimes. An additional 3 million kids witness domestic violence in their homes each year. Compounding things still further: Men are not immune either as victims of nearly 3 million domestic violence assaults.
As a 17 year-old I still can remember decades ago when I was in college and I was shocked to find out that one of my friends was being regularly beat up by her boyfriend and she continued to stay with him for many months. Why she stayed with him eventhough he was hurting her physically and mentally, I didn't understand. Thank goodness to get away from the situation she finally quit school and went back to her hometown in another state. The following school year she returned to school, unattached to resume her collegiate experience in a positive and productive way. Not everyone is so lucky because domestic violence often has much worse story endings.

If it hasn't happened to you, statistically it still could affect you personally in the future. Even if it doesn't chances are you already personally know at least one gal right now who has already been a victim (even if you are unaware of the actual verbal or physical violent incidents). That's why we all need to take action against this national epidemic by spreading the word to help each other. 

How You Can Make a Difference
One of the best things you and I can both do to show we can is to support initiatives such as HopeLine® from Verizon which has the goal of collecting 1 million used cell phone donations by the end of 2015. All you have to do to recycle your old devices is drop off your wireless phones, chargers and accessories from any carrier at a Verizon store to help support victims and survivors of domestic violence.

Another way to support the cause and Verizon's HopeLine program is to BUY PURPLE by visiting any Verizon store or going online to purchase exclusive purple accessories. You don't have to be a Verizon customer to shop from a variety of purple items like this hip LG Tone Pro Wireless Stereo Headset MBE is giving away or a smartphone or table case and they will donate $1 per sale, up to $100,000, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

About Verizon HopeLine
Since 2001 Verizon has been commited to domestic violence awareness and prevention. The public can take action to support this cause by donating old and used smartphone at Verizon stores nationwide or by mailing them in with a free postage-paid envelope that you can request. For more information visit the official HopeLine website. For find the retailer nearest you, check the Verizon store locator. You can also stay up to date on everything Verizon is doing by following them on Twitter and Facebook.

FTC Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/HopeLine® from Verizon and I received compensation for this review and the associated giveawayHowever opinions in this post are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.


  1. How awesome of Verizon to be helping support the victims. I want to buy some of these purple products.

  2. This looks like a great headset! I love that it's bringing awareness to domestic violence. It's so important that we are informed and educated about that.

  3. I remember the purple program last year (not Verizon, but another company). Great to see it still in full force.

  4. What a great program. I'm glad to learn about it. We should all do what we can to help end domestic violence.

  5. I love this initiative. I am definitely going to be getting me some purple gear very soon!

  6. I love that Verizon is helping to support domestic violence victims. A very important cause that should continue to receive support. - Must Have Mom (Sarah)

  7. That is great that Verizon is getting behind such an important issue! I think a lot more people needs to be aware of how serious this can be!

  8. Domestic violence is a very important issue and I'm glad that companies like Verizon is helping to support the victims.

  9. I have known people in this situation and it is important to raise awareness. It is important to speak out.

  10. What a great thing Verizon is offering. It's so important to support those facing abuse.

  11. A great product and it supports a very important cause! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Domestic violence is happening to women who are younger an younger. This is so sad. I am so glad there is such support.