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Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Ambassadors SE Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.

Bloggers. We socialize quite a bit in the ATL. And you won’t go far without seeing us with our phones in our hands, sending out a tweet, taking a picture, uploading to instagram, or posting to Facebook. And, seriously, I’m not the worst at it.

Then, I look through the pictures from an event, and ha, I’m on my phone, and showing of a picture and Meghan’s in the background doing something social. Yes, we are quite the social group.

Bloggers be social

In addition to being social, we also get together and do things for other people. Recently, several of us got together at an Verizon store and donated some of our old phones to Verizon HopeLine (my phones were old…and they said that they weren’t even the oldest they’ve seen. They’ve actually had people drop off the “brick phones!”). Since 2001, Verizon HopeLine has connected survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funded organizations nationwide and protected the environment by donating no-longer-used phones. These phones are used to assist the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. 

Verizon Hopeline

I bet every person in their home has at least one phone sitting around not being used. Take it to a Verizon store and drop it there, get a prepaid envelope from them and drop it in the mail, or even organize an event to collect phones. It’s sad that this is the only HopeLine for so many people through use of the phones, recycling and more.

As an added incentive, before you go drop off your phone, text GADGETS to 22699 to receive 25% off any accessory in the store. Then head to the store, drop off your old phone, and pick up a fun accessory for a gift for the holiday season (or treat yourself to something!)

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  1. A great program. I’m due for a new phone, and I’m certain I have an old phone collecting dust somewhere…

  2. Love the pictures I am in Atlanta but never get to come to any of the events I either hear about it afterwards or can’t bring the kids hopefully one day I will get to meet some of you.

    1. There are plenty of things I miss out on because of the kiddos:) Hopefully, you can make it one time.

  3. grandma pat says:

    we have donated several phones over the years to different organizations. It’s a great re-cycling option.

  4. That’s awesome and I love how you all get together! Looks like fun!

  5. What an awesome campaign! I probably do have an old phone laying around the house somewhere too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. That is so true… we go out to be social.. but end up being social on our phones. I think it’s a great thing you did with Verizion!! And I do have old phones too! Maybe I should donate! Let me make sure my pictures are deleted first!

    1. Yes, you should! And they assured me they wipe the phone first:)

  7. courtney b says:

    great cause !:) and perfect right before xmas… love it…

  8. Jacqui Odell says:

    This is a great program!! I have SEVERAL of old phones laying around .

  9. What a great program Verizon is doing. I think I have an old phone or two in a drawer somewhere — I should totally donate them for this cause!

  10. What a fantastic program! I love when people get involved like this, I mean, our old phones are just sitting around, it’s not like we are using them!

  11. I have never heard of Verizon HopeLine – will have to check it out. We have several old phones that we could donate.

  12. I love that you can do something useful with those phones lying around!

  13. This is such a great idea. When we have a phone we can do this with, we will definitely do so! Thank you!

  14. What a great program! I definitely have a couple around here somewhere! Thanks for sharing!

  15. This is so amazing! I love that you did this. I would love to organize something like this in St. Louis.

    1. Yes, you should! And, if you can’t…you can always donate at a store:)

  16. I just did this recently and I definitely had an old brick phone. I won it playing along with an ABC game show at home once. Lol. Anyhow, you’re so right that we ALL have old phones that could be donated and would do a lot more good than they are in our homes taking up space.

    1. I’m cracking up that you won a phone on a game show!

      So glad you were able to donate it.

  17. I have been with Verizon forever! I love their customer service, plans, everything about them. I <3 the hopeline thing they do too!

    1. They really are awesome! We’ve been with them for over 10 years!

  18. Donating phones is such a great thing to do. It’s also like the places that will take your old glasses and use them for people who can’t afford glasses.

    1. That reminds me…I found two pairs of old glasses just recently!

  19. What a great cause! I always wonder what to do when I get a new phone! Thank you for the tips!

  20. This is a great idea. It is wonderful to recycle, especially if we use our recycled items to help others.

  21. I love how there are so many different ways to give back and even though we shouldn’t give in an effort to receive it is nice that incentives are being given to encourage us to think about giving back to others.

  22. Thanks for sharing.. We have a handful of old cell phones, I will take ours to the verizon store to help with the hope line.

  23. I love how there are so many ways for us to give back now! I mean, really? Who doesn’t have an old cell phone laying around? Great idea!

  24. This is a wonderful idea and I’m glad that it will help many in need. A cell phone will be able to do just that.

  25. wow that’s an amazing idea. I actually have so many old phones in my bedside table just taking up space because I had no idea what to do with them.

    1. That was us, too! And, I’m pretty sure if we look around we will find more!

  26. Oh I love this idea. I have several old phones. I’ll have to look into donating them.

    1. IF you have a Verizon store nearby, you can just drop them there:)

  27. I didn’t know that verizon had a program like that! How cool!! I’ll have to look into dropping off some of our old phones! 🙂

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