Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An Eco-Friendly Way to Help Domestic Violence Survivors

In honor of Earth Day, Women's Resource Center invites you to participate in our easy and eco-friendly Cells for Survivors campaign to help survivors of domestic violence.
Cells for Survivors is a community-based cell phone drive of the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRC). Cell phones are collected from individuals, local businesses, schools, and community organizations and then converted into cash proceeds, which benefit WRC’s family resettlement program. In addition, the cell phone recycling program WRC has partnered with, 911 Cell Phone Bank, provides WRC with working cell phones and chargers to provide survivors with 911 access.

Your donations of cell phones support women and their children as they overcome homelessness as a result of domestic violence, transition into homes of their own, and establish a foundation of self-empowerment. Funds are disbursed to meet families’ needs of resettlement, including first month’s rent, deposits, utilities, and MARTA tokens.


-Organize a cell phone drive at your place of business/employment, worship, or recreation;
-Donate old, unwanted cell phones and phone batteries directly to WRC; and/or
-Place a collection receptacle in your place of business/employment, worship, or recreation.
For more information about Cells for Survivors, forming a cell phone drive or setting up a donation bin, or if you'd like to donate cell phones directly to WRC, please contact Rachel at 404-370-7670 ext. 104 or via e-mail at rachel@wrcdv.org

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