Verizon’s HopeLine® Phone Recycling Program
HopeLine from Verizon puts the nation’s most reliable wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones into support for victims of domestic violence. Proceeds from the HopeLine program are used to provide wireless phones and airtime to victims of domestic violence and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention, awareness and advocacy.
Learn More About Verizon & HopeLine
How to Donate
There are two simple ways to donate phones to HopeLine:
- Print a postage-paid label, and adhere it to the box/envelope with the phone and mail.
- Review all shipping instructions carefully and include a return address on the label.
Verizon Wireless takes the protection of customer information seriously. The company encourages everyone who plans to give a phone to HopeLine to erase any personal data on the phone before donating it. If in doubt on what to remove from your phone, leave it to the professionals. As part of the refurbishing process, HopeLine scrubs the phones prior to distributing them for re-use to ensure all customer information is removed.
Learn More About Donating to HopeLine
Listen as Verizon’s Public Relations Manager Robert Kelly asks University of Montana Grizzly fans to drop off no-longer-used phones at the permanent HopeLine collection bins in the VZW store in the University Center all season long.
More Ways to Help End Domestic Violence
Host a HopeLine® phone drive…it’s simple! Please visit our Phone Drive Tips & Suggestions
page for an easy planning checklist and materials to get started, or read our Case Studies
and Success Stories
to see how local domestic violence organizations are using the donated phones and HopeLine grants to serve their clients.
For Victims, Call 911 or Dial #HOPE [800.799.7223 (SAFE)]
#HOPE is a service available across Verizon Wireless’ nationwide wireless network. By dialing #HOPE (#4673) then pressing send from any Verizon Wireless phone, callers are connected directly to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, where they can receive the confidential help they need through empowerment-based crisis intervention, information and resources. The call is toll and airtime free.
The issue of domestic violence has been a key topic for Verizon and the Verizon Foundation for more than a decade. "Telling Amy's Story" is a powerful documentary, produced by Penn State Public Broadcasting and funded by the Verizon Foundation, about the domestic violence homicide of Amy Homan McGee, mother of two and Verizon employee. Amy’s parents and co-workers, law enforcement officers, and court personnel share their perspectives on what happened to Amy in the weeks, months, and years leading up to her death.
Watch & Spread the Word
Broadcasts of “Telling Amy’s Story” can be viewed across the country. Find your local station
. If you do not see a broadcast scheduled, please find out how to get this documentary on your local station.
While we will never be able to change the ending to Amy’s story, we hope that its telling can change outcomes for the millions of victims, survivors, and loved ones affected by domestic violence every day.
Full 60-minute documentary currently available only through PBS member station broadcasts, DVD purchase and rental.