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Donate to help Domestic Violence Victims

October 31, 2009

I recently bought a new cell phone and wondered what to do with my old one. No one in the family needed it so I searched online and found 2 places where you can donate your cell phone to be used for domestic violence victims at various shelters across the country. So, that’s what I’m going to do with my old one.

Would you please keep this in mind the next time you have an old cell phone you don’t know what to do with?

Please save these links for future use and pass the word on to others. A battered and scared woman will appreciate it one day.

Verizon Hopeline
National Coalition for Domestic Violence

Meanwhile, please take the time to read my friend’s poem on women and repression. It portrays such sadness, yet hope for women who are repressed around the world:

TO A VEILED WOMAN

Lone figure
Slight form
Hands within her sleeves;
And behind her veil
She is a mystery,
Eyes dark as slate
Or gray as twilight
What of her lips,
And voice?
Softly spoken
What of her life;
Repressed,
Beautiful, fragile
Butterfly,
Wings unattached
Yearning to fly
Only may watch,
Only may breathe,
Keep ever strong
Time will appear;
When life may be lived
Words said,
Without fear.

Nancy Ellen Crossland

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 31, 2009 3:59 pm

    Thanks! Especially for that lovely poem. Hugs!

  2. October 31, 2009 4:56 pm

    You’re welcome Jonie!

  3. Groundy permalink
    November 1, 2009 2:47 pm

    Great idea Barb!
    I also donate my suits that I wear or no longer want so these women can have a nice suit to go look for a job in.
    Please donate your clothes to shelters of abuse too. Many leave with just the clothes on.

  4. November 1, 2009 3:07 pm

    Excellent idea Karen!! Thank you for adding that!

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