At Verizon Wireless, we use our resources to improve the lives of individuals and the communities we serve. With our network, our people and our financial support, we’re building a better world, one connection at a time.

HopeLine® from Verizon

Verizon Wireless is committed to ending the domestic violence epidemic by supporting community organizations and giving victims direct access to a safe, reliable line of communication. With a HopeLine phone, survivors can stay connected wherever they are, access support services anytime and rebuild their lives with the help of the nation's most reliable network.

The HopeLine phone re-use and recycling program collects donated phones from across the nation, then refurbishes and distributes them to domestic violence survivors in need. Phones that can't be salvaged are recycled responsibly in a zero-landfill process. We then donate the proceeds to local domestic violence organizations nationwide—in 2011 alone, those donations totaled more than $4.2 million, supporting 450 local programs.

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  • 10 million

    phones collected nationwide through HopeLine since 2001

  • $18.1 million

    cash grants given to domestic violence organizations since 2001

  • 151,000

    HopeLine phones distributed to victims, survivors & organizations since 2001

The Verizon Foundation

The Verizon Foundation puts powerful technology to work in communities worldwide by taking on persistent challenges in the fields of education, sustainability and health care. Drawing on our technological expertise, resources and the volunteer support of Verizon employees, our foundation sets up targeted programs where they’re most needed and provides grants to organizations that support our core initiatives.

We equip students with the technology, information and tools to succeed in the modern classroom. Our programs leverage mobile technology, award-winning free digital content and resources, mobile applications, and teacher training with the goal of increasing student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math.

Health Care
We improve the availability of health care through the delivery of innovative technology-based programs. Innovations like mobile health apps and virtual care improve medical access for patients in remote or underserved areas, reduce health care visits and enable medical professionals to remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases.

Our energy management initiatives leverage technology to provide schools and communities with intelligent energy-saving practices. Through awareness and education programs we help to foster future citizens who can apply their skills and knowledge toward a sustainable future.

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  • $66 million

    grants given in 2011 to organizations that support our core initiatives

  • 673,000

    volunteer hours given by Verizon employees & retirees in 2011

The-E-Rate Program

Verizon Wireless proudly supports the educators who work hard to prepare tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Through the E-Rate program, we keep schools and faculty connected via reliable, affordable voice and data services that support and enrich the learning experience. Whether it’s technological support for students, teachers, administrators, facilities or services that simplify the educational process, it’s all accessible with E-Rate.

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