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John Jay College In New York Raises Awareness Of Dating Violence, Helps Environment With Verizon Wireless UHopeLine Program

Company Donates $1,000 to The Women's Center

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December 10, 2009

David Samberg

NEW YORK, NY — Commissioner Yolanda B. Jimenez, of the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, Verizon Wireless' Tamiqua Fenderson and Dr. Katie Gentile, director of The Women's Center at John Jay College teamed up this week to launch UHopeLine, an extension of Verizon Wireless' exclusive HopeLine® wireless phone recycling program which places permanent collection points on college campuses. UHopeLine is designed to increase awareness of dating violence and encourage college students to help the environment by recycling no-longer-used wireless devices. In recognition of John Jay's participation, Verizon Wireless made a $1,000 donation to The Women's Center. Championed by the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, the City University of New York is the first university in New York State to host UHopeLine. The John Jay College collection point is one of eight UHopeLine bins placed at key locations on CUNY campuses throughout the City. For more information about HopeLine visit