Call To Protect Campaign:
We are proud to announce that JupiterParents.com has joined the National Drive to collect old wireless phones for victims of domestic violence.
FL - JupiterParents.com is joining corporations, small businesses, and individuals in the national "Donate a Phone CALL to PROTECT" campaign to collect old wireless phones which provide domestic violence victims with a lifeline in an emergency.
The program, started and sponsored by the Wireless Foundation, Motorola and National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, was designed to collect old wireless phones then refurbish, reprogram, and distribute them to victims in need. To date, thousands of people across the country have donated their phones. Unfortunately, there are an estimated four million domestic violence victims each year, so more phones are needed.
What's the program about?
In the time it will take you to read this sentence, a victim of domestic violence will be assaulted by their partner.
If this saddens or angers you as much as it does us, you'll be glad to know that there's something you can do - and it will cost you nothing more than a little postage, and in most cases -- nothing at all.
You know that wireless cell phone you're no longer using? The one that's sitting in your drawer or closet right now? It could literally save the life of one of the 5000-plus victims who are beaten and abused every day.
A national program called "CALL to PROTECT" is looking to collect unused wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. CALL to PROTECT distributes new and recycled pre-programmed emergency wireless phones FREE OF CHARGE to domestic violence victims. To these women, the phone serves as an emergency lifeline - one that they might not have access to otherwise.
Neither you nor the victim will be charged for any emergency calls made. All airtime is donated by local wireless carriers.
Where can I drop-off my no longer used wireless cell phone?
JupiterParents.com is collecting phones through word of mouth, and is also directing Jupiter and Tequesta neighbors to the Jupiter Police Department, where a drop-off box is already in place.
If you have a phone you're no longer using, please donate it today at the address below.
Visit the following websites for more information on the campaign:
DonateAPhone.com, or call 1-888-901-SAFE