March 7, 2014 – For Immediate Release
Somerville, MA – Individuals from the Walnut Street Center Day program have
teamed up with Verizon HopeLine in their mission to help victims of domestic violence. The Individuals from Walnut Street Center are currently hosting a cell phone drive where they are collecting old and broken cell phones, and accessories, which will be refurbished and given to victims of domestic violence or sold with all profits being donated to domestic violence organizations.
Any old or broken cell phones or accessories can be dropped off at 35 Charlestown Street, Somerville, MA 02143 Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm. More donation sites will be added in the upcoming weeks.
About Walnut Street Center
Walnut Street Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, human service agency that provides comprehensive support services to adults who have developmental disabilities and their families. The agency was founded in 1970 by parents who wanted supports for their children, and other adults who had similar needs, in their community.
The Mission of the Walnut Street Center is to provide adults with development disabilities the opportunity to live engaged and meaningful lives. The agency accomplishes this mission by offering a variety of support services that provide opportunities to live, work, volunteer and socialize in the community. For more information please visit http://www.wscinc.org
About Verizon Hopeline
Verizon is committed to helping the nearly one in four women, one in seven men and more than 3 million children in the United States affected by domestic violence. We’re doing our part to end this epidemic by collecting no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories and turning them into support for domestic violence organizations nationwide. Through HopeLine, we’ve donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to our partner agencies. For More Information please visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/aboutus/hopeline/index.html
To learn more about the cell phone drive, please contact
Louisa Gabriel, Director of Communications
35 Charlestown Street
Somerville, MA 02143