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Penguins and Verizon Wireless Team Up for Annual Cell Phone Collection

by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins
For the fourth season, the Pittsburgh Penguins and corporate partner Verizon Wireless have teamed up to host a cell phone collection and increase awareness of the issue of domestic violence. 

On Friday, February 4, fans can donate cell phones and accessories or make a monetary donation to benefit Womansplace, a local organization that provides assistance for women and their children affected by domestic violence.  All models and brands of cell phones or accessories will be accepted at the American Eagle Gate, Trib Total Media Gate and Verizon Gate of CONSOL Energy Center. 
Since this collection’s inception, fans have donated 1,509 cell phones and a variety of accessories which are accepted by the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program.  Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program refurbishes and recycles the donated cell phones to help Womansplace by turning the unused wireless phones into lines of support for victims of domestic violence.  Cash donations from fans and the generosity of Verizon Wireless in the past three seasons has totaled more than $4,600 to Womansplace, as well. 
We encourage fans to bring an old cell phone or outdated accessory on February 4 when the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Buffalo Sabres.  Any fan that makes a donation will have an opportunity to win autographed memorabilia!
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