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Packers, Verizon asking for used cellphone donations for domestic violence organizations

GREEN BAY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Packers and Verizon are teaming up in the fight against domestic violence. They're asking fans to bring used cell phones, chargers, and other phone accessories to the Packers-Saints game on October 22.

Devices, from any carrier in any condition, can be donated from 10 a.m. until kickoff as the Green Bay Packers face the New Orleans Saints. Volunteers will be at the Oneida Nation, Mills Fleet Farm, Verizon and Miller Lite (Atrium) gates to collect donations.

Verizon will refurbish the phones and give them to domestic violence organizations and programs.

“The Green Bay Packers are proud to once again partner with Verizon for the HopeLine program to continue working to end domestic violence,” said Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy. “The phone drive provides an opportunity for our fans and guests to join the campaign, donate their used phones and help us support those who have experienced domestic violence.”

“At Verizon, our employees have long supported our efforts to help prevent domestic violence,” said Steve Van Dinter, Verizon. “We’re calling on Green Bay Packers fans to keep up the amazing support they’ve shown for over the years. Together, we can truly make a difference.”


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