Tusculum College students collecting cell phones to assist victims of domestic violence

Posted on 05 April 2013 by eestes@tusculum.edu

A group of Tusculum College students are currently collecting donations of old cell phones to assist victims of domestic violence.

Students in a “Theory and Practice of Citizenship” course, taught by Dr. Angela Keaton, assistant professor of history and commons, are seeking donations of old cell phones and chargers.

Collected phones and chargers will be donated to Hopeline, Verizon Wireless’ program that works to prevent domestic violence and raise awareness about the issue. Through the program, Verizon has the phones rechipped and provide them to victims of domestic violence to use for local and emergency calls.

Any model telephone or charger is being collected. A silver and purple collection box in the Office of Student of Affairs in the Niswonger Commons on campus has been set up to accept donations.

The collection will end at 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9.

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