Don t know what to do with your used mobile phones and accessories? Here s a great
way to get rid of them while helping others! Drop them off at Madisonville Community
College (MCC) from October 12 Nov. 13 to assist victims of domestic violence. MCC
is participating in the statewide HopeLine from Verizon project and has collection
boxes set up at each campus. Collection boxes are located at the following locations:
- North Campus (2000 College Drive, Madisonville) Loman C. Trover Library/Learning
Resource Center; Student Center/John H. Gray building; and Natural Sciences Division
reception area/Joe C. Davis building
- Health Sciences Campus (750 North Laffoon Street, Madisonville) Hatley Building
- Muhlenberg Campus (406 West Everly Brothers Blvd., Central City) main entrance lobby
Faculty, staff, students and community members may donate any type of phone from any
carrier by following these four easy steps:
- Erase any data from the phone and disconnect the phone s service with the wireless
- Remove any storage cards and SIM cards from the phone.
- Power off the phone.
- Place your wireless phone along with the battery, charger, and any accessories you
wish to donate in a plastic bag and drop in one of the campus collection boxes.
Phones donated to HopeLine are refurbished and recycled in an environmentally safe
way with proceeds going toward the financial support of domestic violence awareness
and prevention initiatives. Verizon also donates new wireless phones through the HopeLine
program, complete with service and data, to domestic violence shelters and non-profit
organizations for use by survivors.
Humanities Professor Sarah Oglesby is MCC s Hopeline Project coordinator and can be
contacted at 270.824.8625 for additional information about the project.
Since 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones, donated more than
$29 million in cash grants, and provided more than 190,000 phones with wireless service
and data to domestic violence organizations nationwide.
Kudos to every Kentucky Community and Technical College System participant, from President
Jay Box to administrative staff, to faculty members, students and community members,
for standing strong against sexual and dating violence on community and technical
college campuses across Kentucky, said Marion Nolan, Verizon associate director in
Kentucky. Nolan and her Kentucky team have collected thousands of devices for HopeLine
since the program was launched in 2001. The beauty about HopeLine from Verizon is
that it enables everyone to take that stand, simply by digging in the backs of drawers
and closets to find those phones and accessories they re not using anyway and donating
them to fight this scourge.
At the conclusion of the Kentucky Drive, Verizon will present grants totaling $50,000
- Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV), which mobilizes and supports
member programs and allies to end intimate partner violence.
- Legal Aid Society, which provides free legal services to the most disadvantaged in
the community, including survivors of domestic violence.
- UK Office for Policy Studies on Violence Against Women, which works to enhance direct
services to victims, legal response and legislative reform related to violence against
women through policy research and analysis, and empirically driven advocacy and practice.