Penn State, Verizon team up to benefit domestic violence survivors
In an effort that supports both domestic violence survivors and the environment, Penn State combined efforts with the Verizon Wireless UHopeLine Program to recycle old wireless phone equipment and use the proceeds to help local survivors of domestic violence.
There are two phone-recycling bins at the HUB-Robeson Center and Paterno Library. Anyone with old wireless equipment - phones, cords and batteries - is encouraged to drop it into the boxes, regardless of condition, age or brand.
UHopeLine, an expansion of the company's HopeLine® phone recycling program, is designed to increase awareness of dating violence, provide aid to domestic violence survivors and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling their no-longer-used wireless devices. Proceeds from the recycling program will, in turn, benefit local domestic violence survivors by providing wireless phones and service to them.