Did you know that this month is Domestic Violence Awareness Month? Even if you have been fortunate enough to find healthy relationships, chances are domestic violence affects someone close to you - even if you don't know it. On a typical day, more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. In fact, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime and men are the victims of nearly 3 million physical assults in the U.S.. Those numbers can be a lot to take in but the bottom line is that domestic violence is a national problem that impacts our communities, neighbors, coworkers, friends and family members.
The question is, what can we do about it? If you know someone in a domestic violence situation please reach out and let them know you're there for them, in whatever they may need. We can also support programs like HopeLine® from Verizon. Verizon has a longstanding commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention, which has been a philanthropic focus since 2001 through the HopeLine program.
Hopeline helps victims of domestic violence in a few ways:
- HopeLine collects used wireless phones, chargers and accessories, and turns them into support for domestic violence awareness and prevention organizations.
- Verizon also donates wireless phones through the HopeLine program, complete with minutes and text messaging, to domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations for use by victims and survivors.
- HopeLine provides financial support to non-profit domestic violence organizations and agencies that are committed to connecting victims and survivors to vital resources.
Through the HopeLine program, Verizon has donated millions of dollars, thousands of phones and numerous resources to the domestic violence prevention and awareness movement. To date, the HopeLine program has collected more than 11.4 million phones and donated more than 190,000 phones.
You can support the cause by going purple (the color of Domestic Violence Awareness) or donating a phone! Pop into your nearest Verizon store or go online to purchase exclusive purple accessories, like a headset, phone or tablet case, and HopeLine® from Verizon will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can also donate wirless phones, chargers and accessories (from any carrier), at a Verizon store and help HopeLine reach its goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of 2015.
In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness and the Hopeline program, we're giving away an LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset, valued at $69.99. Open to US residents only. Just leave me a comment telling me that you want to win! Giveaway ends at 5 PM EST on 11/6.
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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/HopeLine from Verizon.
I want to win. 🙂
I'd love to win, my son would love this.
I've been looking for a new set of headphones! I also feel very passionately about stopping Domestic Violence. What a worthy cause.
Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
This would make a great Christmas gift - I want to win!
I would love to win this for my hubby!!
Ashley - Embracing Homemaking
I want to win!!! Thank you for the chance!!
These would be great to use in my shared office!
Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy
I have wireless everything except headphones (I know, right?). Would love to try out this pair!! Pick me 🙂
Thanks for the chance to win!
One of my friends has these and they are very cool. I would love a pair.
I would love to win. We go through headphones like crazy.
Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting
Purple is my favorite color, and we are long time Verizon users and we actually own a few purple items from above already! I'd love to get that purple commuter series case! 😀
I would love to win!!
I want to win!!
I would love to win this for my mom. Thanks for the chance Jenn!
I'd love to win a pair of these!
I'd like to win (my daughter would love these for Christmas!)
I'd love to win these for my niece. Thank-you!
I would love to win for my daughter as she is always stealing my husbands wireless headphones!!
I would love to win these for Jake, his favorite color is purple so this would be a perfect gift. Thanks for the chance to win.
Oh MAN. I have a 13 year old son who in not only always stealing my earphones, he breaks/loses/tangles them! I'd love to say I want a pair for him, but I sadly, selfishly, honestly want a pair for ME. I'd hide them and not share- therefore I'd have a pair that I can use when I need them! And they are purple, my favorite color!
I love purple, and I would love to win these! 🙂
I'd love to win!
I'm happy to hear companies are reaching out to abuse victims. I'd love to win.
I would love to win! Purple is a favorite color. And this is such a worthy cause.
Winning would be awesome, but domestic violence is a very serious issue
I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
I want to win. I would so keep these for myself
I would love to win! My teenager steals my headphones.
As a survivor of domestic violence, I love when a company takes action to support! Go Verizon!!
Renee @ Gettin' Fit Fab
I want to win! This would be awesome! Thank you !
What a great company to stand up for such an important issue. I'd love to win!
I would love to win!
I would love to win these. My kids are always stealing my headphones. Purple is my favorite color too!
I want to win!!! #stopdomesticviolence
I want to win! #stopdomesticviolence
I want to win! #powerofpurple
I want to win!
Candy @ Mommypalooza
I would love to win! I'm glad to see companies like Verizon bringing these issues to light!
I would love to win 🙂 my son needs headphones and this would make a great Christmas gift.
Candy @ Mommypalooza
I would love to win! It's nice to see Verizon shedding light on such an important topic!
I would love to win this, it would be an early birthday surprise for me 11/18.
I don't have wireless headphones. I'd love to win! Kudos to Verizon for helping this great cause... we have to end domestic violence!
Purple is my favorite color and I would so love to win these!
I was just looking at these headphones when I was in Verizon the other day. I'd love to win them.
Sara P. (@SensiblySara)
I want to win!! I love the purple Verizon is using to raise domestic violence awareness.
Hopeline is such a great Cause through Verizon! I would love to win, not only because purple is my favorite color (and it would help tell hubbys and my headsets apart) but because of the cause behind it!
This post was perfect timing because I just sent out a Facebook message asking where I could donate my old phone! I am more than happy to support this cause because of all the success stories I have heard through the work that is done.
If I win, great! If not, I am glad I am more aware now.
Would love to win. My husband got the cool set last year of headsets. Would love my own. Hehe.
What a great thing Verizon is doing! I want to win one of these headsets, I have had my eye on one for a while!
I would love to win these!!!
We are always battling headphone issues. Any decent, reliable pair can come in handy! My teen goes through them like crazy.
I could use these in my art class!
Robin Gagnon @MomFoodie
I wanna win 😀
I would like to win the headphones for my teenage daughter. We are teaching her about healthy relationships now. She is 15
I would love to win, everybody keeps taking my headphones!
I would love to win these for my goddaughter. Thank you
I want to win these headphones for my husband that uses headphones for work!
I'd love to win these, thanks for the chance! Great cause, too!
What a great cause to support. Kudos to you and Verizon for this initiative. I would love to win the set of headphones even though I know my tween will confiscate them the minute they arrive!
Purple is my favorite color! I would love to win these!
How cute! I'd love to win!!!!
valmg @ Mom Knows It All
I'd love to win!
Purple is my favorite color and I would love to have some headphones in that color. I love it even more when I know what it stands for with this!
I would love to win! This would be a great gift for my son. Also, this is the first I have heard about the Hopeline program. What an awesome thing they are doing for victims of domestic violence. I'm sure I have some old phones I can donate. Thanks for sharing!
I'd love to win these headphones. Verizon's Hopeline program is fantastic! I always donate my used electronics to the cause. It's a great way to keep them out of landfills and help an underrepresented part of our population.
I would love to win wireless headphones!
Dee @ Cocktails with Mom
I would be a happy camper If I won this!
I'd love to win!