Go Purple Giveaway: Support Domestic Violence Awareness #HopeLine

This is a sponsored post on behalf of SheSpeaks and HopeLine from Verizon. All opinions are my own.

Once upon a time I knew a very special woman, Missy. She was one of the kindest people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. She always had a smile on her face, a genuinely beautiful soul, and was ready to help anyone in need.

This special lady also carried a very dark secret. Missy’s home life was clouded by domestic violence. On February 13, 2009, Missy’s secret was exposed when her husband murdered her in a fit of rage. This sweet beautiful woman battled cancer and won, but she lost the battle with domestic violence. Now her oldest son is raising his little brother, both parents lost that night. They must now visit their mother graveside while their father lives out the rest of his life in jail.

Sadly, Missy’s story isn’t unique. Domestic violence occurs across our nation everyday, ripping families apart, damaging innocent children, and unfortunately taking lives.
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Domestic Violence Facts:

  • 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime.[iii]
  • Men are the victims of nearly 3 million physical assaults in the U.S. [iii]
  • On a typical day, more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. [ii]
  • More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes each year. [iii]

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Domestic violence doesn’t just effect a certain group of people. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor. Domestic violence doesn’t see race or gender. It is a national problem that impacts all communities, neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family members. More than likely you know someone who is dealing with domestic violence right now or who has been a victim of domestic violence in the past.

HopeLine® from Verizon provides non-profits domestic violence organizations and agencies that are committed to connecting victims and survivors to vital resources with financial support to help meet those goals. Verizon has a longstanding commitment to domestic violence awareness and prevention programs, and has made this a focus since 2001 through HopeLine.

What is Verizon’s HopeLine® Program?

Through the HopeLine program, Verizon donates wireless phones (with minutes and text messaging) to domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations to be used by victims and survivors. HopeLine phones provide a private line of communication between survivors, family, friends, and employers. Through the HopeLine program, Verizon has donated millions of dollars, numerous resources, and more than 190,000 phones for domestic violence prevention and awareness. For more information visit Verizon’s HopeLine Program.

How can you support HopeLine?

If you would like to get involved to help HopeLine support domestic violence programs there are a few ways to participate. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and you can take action by going purple for Domestic Violence. Visit any Verizon store or go online to purchase exclusive purple accessories, like the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset or select cases, and HopeLine from Verizon will donate $1, up to $100,000, to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

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HopeLine Phone Donation Program:

You can also get involved by donating your old wireless phones, chargers, and accessories to your local Verizon store. This isn’t exclusive to Verizon phones. You can donate phones and accessories from any carrier! If you don’t know where to find your local Verizon store you can use the store locator to find stores in your area. I bet you have at least one nearby. Even though I live in a small town in Upstate, SC, I have 3 Verizon stores pretty close by, and I have plenty of old cell phones and accessories around here I’m ready to donate!

To date HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones and donated more than 190,000 phones. Put those old phones to good use and support domestic violence prevention and awareness with a donation of your own.

 

Win an LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset

Win an LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset

Brainfoggles has teamed up with SheSpeaks to provide one reader with an LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset ($69.99 value) of their own. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will end on 10/29/15.

 

 

[ii] Source: US Department of Justice
[iii] Source: Safe Horizon
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Jenn is from Upstate, SC, and loves that she gets to work from home to be with her two little girls. Jenn has been happily married to her very own Superman, Ben, for over a decade, and spends her time reading, writing short stories, doing freelance work and blogging, crafting, riding motorcycles, watching Clemson football, and enjoying life with her family.

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Comments

  1. John Speigner says:

    It’s too bad that your friend fought one of the hardest battles but lost because of someone else 🙁

  2. Adrienne Gordon says:

    otterbox for iphone6

  3. Margaret Smith says:

    Love the Otterbox for Apple iphone 6

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    I like the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8

  5. Kristin G
    Twitter:
    says:

    The UE Boom purple speaker is my favorite! I love that Verizon is helping this important cause.

  6. My favorite is the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  7. I like the Wireless Stereo Headset.

  8. Michelle Hill says:

    The Boom purple speaker is my favorite!

  9. I love the purple otterbox!

  10. My favorite accessory is the HopeLine OtterBox Commuter Series for Apple iPhone 6/6s.

  11. I like the otterbox iPhone case!

  12. Amie George
    Twitter:
    says:

    The boom speaker is my fave. I love the shade of purple.

  13. The LG Tone Pro are definitely my favorite , though the OtterBox is great if it was for my phone (which they are not). Thanks for the opportunity.

  14. Tandi Cortez-Rios
    Twitter:
    says:

    UE Boom for Hopeline is my favorite product!

  15. The wireless stereo headset is my favorite.

  16. The Boom speaker is my favorite.

  17. I like the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8 – looks sturdy. 😀

    It would be nice in a deeper purple but eh.
    thanks!

  18. Rebecca W says:

    My favorite is the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset. Awesome!

  19. I really like this headset!

  20. Samantha Daleo
    Twitter:
    says:

    I like the Otterbox for the Galaxy Note.

  21. Wendi RIch says:

    I like the purple stereo headseat

  22. Matzsmith
    Twitter:
    says:

    Boom is pretty cool.

  23. Birdiebee says:

    My favorite purple accessory is the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset .

  24. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like the wireless headset! Thank you for the chance.

  25. John Winand Jr
    Twitter:
    says:

    I like the otter box commuter in purple.

  26. Betty Wojnar says:

    I like the otterbox for the galaxy s6

  27. The LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset is the only one I could put to use, so it is my favorite.
    Oh, what a tragic story. I once went to a victims of domestic abuse class & was absolutely horrified by what was taking place in there. They offered no help or solutions to the victims, just kept repeating that this is not the only type of life there is, but if you try to leave your abuser will try to kill you. I was shocked to the point of speechlessness. I cried & prayed for all the women in there that day. I just posted about a postpartum psychosis, which can lead to mothers becoming violent towards their own children. The key to stopping these tragedies from ever happening is education, understanding, & a little compassion.

    • I completely agree! Nothing will change if the women aren’t educated properly on how to leave the situation, and compassion is key. I’m thankful to live in an area where our Sheriff has made domestic violence a top priority. Within the last 2 years the penalties for domestic violence have become stiffer, and a new domestic violence shelter has been opened with safe houses all over the area to help both men and women victims escape violent situations!

  28. Hope to win, they’ll be great !

  29. joni mitchell
    Twitter:
    says:

    I like the wireless stereo headphones

  30. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I like the Stylefolio.

  31. Dawn Monroe says:

    I like the hope line Boom speaker.

  32. I like the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  33. Brittney House says:

    I like the otterbox.

  34. Patricia Delgado says:

    The LG Tone wireless headphones are my favorite purple accessory.

  35. I like the purple otterbox for the iPhone 6 Plus.

  36. I love the headset.

  37. I like the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8

  38. I like the wireless headphones 🙂

  39. Danielle Marie says:

    i really love the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  40. Douglas Houston says:

    I like the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset

  41. Alison Gibb
    Twitter:
    says:

    The Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8 – HopeLine is my favorite accessory!

  42. I like the otterbox cases.

  43. Jamie Williams
    Twitter:
    says:

    my fav item is the first pic on the top row, boom for hopeline!!

  44. Tanya White says:

    I like the UE boom purple speaker

  45. Jennifer Reed says:

    I also really like the HopeLine
    Commuter Series for Apple iPhone 6/6s – HopeLine.

  46. My favorite purple accessory is the HopeLine Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8.

  47. Tasha Wilkerson says:
  48. My fav is the commuter series otterbox case … I have one for my 5S, but not from the HopeLine series .. wish I’d known about it! I’ll have to get one when I finally upgrade

  49. My favorite is the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  50. Kimberly O says:

    I like the Hopeline BOOM. Thanks!

  51. Elaine Gallagher says:

    The work being done by HopeLine is so necessary to provide some illumination into the devastating, ongoing crime of domestic violence. Hurrah to them and to this blog for bringing this organization to my attention! I will definitely be participating in their current and future events. Condolences, Jennifer M., for the loss of a star of a friend.
    The Speck Style Folios are my favorite accessory.

  52. Tracy Shafer says:

    I love the boom speaker

  53. I like the Boom speaker

  54. Stephanie Liske says:

    I like the headphones.

  55. I like the BOOM Hope Line from the purple line.

  56. Anita Duvall says:

    I really love this: Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8

  57. Karen Drake says:

    My favorite is the Otterbox cases.

  58. I just want to thank you for bringing attention to the fact that men are the victims of domestic abuse as well!

  59. I really love this the LG Tone Pro Wireless Stereo Headset.
    Thank You for the chance

  60. The otterbox is nice.

  61. tina reynolds says:

    My favorite is the iPhone 6 Plus purple otterbox case!

  62. The Wireless Stereo Headset.

  63. i like the boom speaker.

  64. My favorite is the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8 – HopeLine.

  65. susan smoaks
    Twitter:
    says:

    my favorite item is the The UE Boom purple speaker

  66. The headphones are my favorite prize! My cats eat through mine all the time. Thank you for the giveaway!

  67. Paula Tavernie says:

    My favorite is the Boom Purple Speaker!!!

  68. Amanda Morris
    Twitter:
    says:

    My favorite is the LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset

  69. hilda torres says:

    LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  70. Darlene Cruz says:

    Go Purple LG Tone Pro Wireless stereo headset.

  71. Annmarie W says:

    I love the headset! And I also like the Commuter Series for Apple iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus!

  72. Sarah Cool says:

    I LOVE the purple Speck Stylfolio case!!!

  73. Terra Heck says:

    My favorite is the HopeLine OtterBox Commuter Series for Apple iPhone 6/6s. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  74. Jennifer H. says:

    I like the Speck Style Folio.

  75. Brandon Sparks
    Twitter:
    says:

    Boom purple speaker

  76. Susan Smith says:

    I love the purple otterbox!

  77. Carolyn Daley says:

    I like the Commuter Series for Samsung Galaxy S 6.

  78. Danielle Magee
    Twitter:
    says:

    I like the LG Tone Pro Wireless stereo Headset best.

  79. I really like the Boom Speaker.

  80. Laurie Emerson
    Twitter:
    says:

    My favorite purple accessory is the Tone one Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset.

  81. I also like the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8 – HopeLine.

  82. cynthia dawson says:

    I like the Speck StyleFolio for Ellipsis 8

  83. denise turner says:

    I like the purple boom speaker

  84. Daniel G. says:

    I like the UE Boom

  85. love to get the i phone case

  86. Trisha McKee says:

    The purple otterbox is my favorite.

  87. wen budro says:

    My favorite is the Otterbox commuter series and these headphones….they look great in purple.

  88. I like the UE Boom.

  89. Thank You for the giveaway…we like the OtterBox for iPhone 6 !

  90. Rhonda R
    Twitter:
    says:

    The Wireless Stereo Headset is my favorite. I love all things purple as well!

  91. Amy Deeter
    Twitter:
    says:

    The wireless stereo headset is for sure my favorite !

  92. Such a useful and effective outreach. Thanks for supporting this cause!

  93. UE boom is good. it helped my sister.
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