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Women Against Abuse Cell Phone Drive on March 28

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers will join forces with Women Against Abuse and Verizon Wireless to help victims of domestic violence through the HopeLine program during the Flyers-Hurricanes game on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wachovia Center. The Verizon Wireless HopeLine program collects wireless phones and accessories from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes the phones or recycles them in an environmentally friendly way.

All fans that donate a cell phone or equipment (including phone chargers, headsets, spare batteries and pagers), may receive a voucher for the chance to win an autographed Flyers stick and two passes for admittance to the Flyers post-game VIP area for the opportunity to meet Flyers players.

Proceeds from the HopeLine program benefit victims of domestic violence and non-profit advocacy agencies, providing essential communication tools of wireless phones and wireless services, and financial grants. Since HopeLine's national phone recycling and re-use program was launched in 2001, Verizon Wireless has collected more than 3.5 million phones.

Women Against Abuse, Inc. (WAA) is one of the largest domestic violence programs in Pennsylvania. In 2006, WAA served 10,438 victims of domestic violence. WAA operates the only shelter in Philadelphia that specifically serves victims of domestic violence and founded the nation's first legal center to address issues of domestic violence within the justice system. Other services include a transitional housing facility and the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-866-SAFE-014. The mission of WAA is to provide quality and compassionate services, in a manner that fosters self respect and independence in persons who have been victimized by domestic violence.

For more information on the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program, visit For more information on Women Against Abuse, visit
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