ACTC Is Collecting Old Phones to Help Victims of Domestic Violence

Ashland Community and Technical College is collecting used mobile phones and accessories through November 13 to assist victims of domestic violence.

ACTC is participating in the statewide HopeLine from Verizon project. Donated phones are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally safe way with proceeds going to domestic violence awareness and prevention initiatives.

Faculty, staff, students and area residents may donate any type of phone from any carrier. Simply place the phone and accessories in a plastic bag and drop in a collection box at the College Drive, Technology Drive and Roberts Drive campuses.

Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones, donated more than $29 million in cash grants, and provided more than 190,000 phones with wireless service and data to domestic violence organizations nationwide.

Verizon also donates new wireless phones through the HopeLine program, complete with service and data, to domestic violence shelters and non-profit organizations for use by survivors.

At the conclusion of the Kentucky Drive, Verizon will present grants totaling $50,000 to the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Legal Aid Society and the UK Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women.