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Go Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/HopeLine from Verizon.

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It is Nation Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Did you know that 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime? It may not be her directly but she may witness it or she may have someone close to her being abused. Women aren’t the only ones being abused though so don’t let that statistic cloud your vision of who the victim of domestic violence is because nearly 3 million men are physically assaulted in the US as well. The unfortunate truth is that nearly 3 million children will witness this abuse in their homes this year and on any given day more than 20,000 phone calls are placed to hotlines across the nation.

Although I have never been a victim of domestic violence I have definitely been affected by it. I have a vivid memory from my childhood where I witnessed one of the worse domestic violence scenarios ever. It was New Year’s Eve and I was about 7 years old at the time. My little 2-year old sister and I were dropped off at an aunt’s home for the night to be babysat while my parents went out to celebrate. What my parents did not know was that my aunt decided to go out too and left us with a neighbor. The couple she left us with had four little kids all younger than myself and they left us with a teenager for the night. It was about 2am when I heard the screaming and what I witness for the next 45 minutes until the police finally arrived is something I will never forget. Fortunately, all the children were not harmed but I remember being the oldest how I was tasked with keeping them hidden and quiet out of fear of our lives.

Domestic Violence scars people.

I’m one of these statistics.


This year we can do something about it through HopeLine® from Verizon. We can take action against domestic violence by helping HopeLine reach their goal of 1 million phone donations by the end of the year. If you drop your old wireless phones, chargers, and accessories (no matter what carrier) to your local Verizon store you are helping to support victims and survivors of domestic violence. In addition, by going to your Verizon store or going to Verizon online and purchasing their exclusive line of purple accessories (headsets, phones, tablet cases) they will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. You can learn more about the program here.

What HopeLine Does

HopeLine provides financial support to non-profit domestic violence organizations and agencies that are committed to connecting victims and survivors to vital resources.

Verizon has been supporting domestic violence awareness and prevention since 2001 through the HopeLine program. Throughout the years they have not only donated millions of dollars, but thousands of phones and numerous resources. So far this year HopeLine has collected more than 11.4 million phones!

Show Your Support – Purple LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset Giveaway

One lucky reader will win an LG Tone Pro™ Wireless Stereo Headset valued at $69.99 (US residents only).  This giveaway will end Thursday, November 5, 2015.

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How do you support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention?

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  1. Adrienne Gordon says

    I donate money.

  2. We donate clothing and personal items to the womens shelter here.

  3. Margaret Smith says

    We donate samples and other needed supplies to a woman’s shelter.

  4. I keep aware of issues related to DV and support legal actions intended to support the victims of DV and punish its perpetrators.

  5. Donate to local womens shelter

  6. Alison Gibb says

    I am going to bring to Verizon three old phones and their chargers to support HopeLine!!

  7. I donate money.

  8. My sewing group made clothing to donate.

  9. I donate supplies to the women’s shelter.

  10. I haven’t done anything 🙁 I should – I do donate blood every chance I get though…does that count? 🙂

  11. I donate clothing to our local shelter several times a year.

  12. We donate clothing & personal items to local shelters. Thanks.

  13. Donating to shelters.

  14. Jennifer Scheldberg says

    As a family we always try to donate used clothing or furniture.

  15. I Donate to local womens shelter

  16. I support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention by being an active participate in discussions and bring light to situations that most in society are afraid to acknowledge.

  17. Offer alternatives to those that need to get out or options & resources that are available & non -judgemental listening ear.

  18. We donate clothes and items.

  19. Richard Hicks says

    We periodically donate clothing and other stuff to them

  20. I donate toiletries and other needs to local women’s shelters.

  21. I support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention by donations.

  22. I make sure I complete continuing education nursing presentations on domestic violence so when I see patients, I know what to look for and can offer them current resources.

  23. Lisa Jennings says

    I donate money and household items, clothing and also volunteer at one of our local shelters. I myself am a survivor.

  24. Leigh Anne Borders says

    We donate goods to the local shelters that are around here.

  25. Truthfully I don’t support any domestic violence causes and I grew up in a home with domestic violence. I have a different viewpoint towards it.

  26. Well, honestly I haven’t given anything…but I helped my sister through a terrible situation. I also watched my Mom go through some horrible domestic violence when I was growing up. I’ve certainly seen my fair share of terrible stuff. God bless anyone going through it!!!

  27. I donate to a local transitional housing for women and their children who are leaving such situations

  28. I would have to say by donating money

  29. james doyle says

    By sharing anti posts on facebook!

  30. I donate money every month!

  31. Sharon Kaminski says

    I supported by giving to the women’s shelter in Wausau.

  32. Jennifer Rote says

    To support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention I have donated to local shelters and worked the hotline.

  33. I share posts about it on facebook and twitter.

  34. Layne Austin says

    I give to local shelters and also volunteer on 7cups.com!

  35. melissa allen says

    I was not currently supporting them, I have been supporting suicide prevention, but after reading about it I think my group will start supporting them too!

  36. By not being in a bad relationship and helping friends who have needed to get out of one.

  37. Denise Welch says

    I donate clothes at the local shelter in my home town.

  38. I participate in a local 5K run to benefit domestic violence awareness!

  39. Kelly Nicholson says

    How do you support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention?

    by just now funding out about it..all the power to ya

  40. Catherine R says

    I donate to the women’s shelter.

  41. Patricia Delgado says

    I volunteer at a local battered woman’s shelter called Women in Distress

  42. I donate money.

  43. Michael Perkins says

    I donate every year when I file my taxes.

  44. I just wrote a song about it in honor of a friend who suffered from domestic violence

  45. Veronica Balli says

    I haven’t but its something I would look into

  46. ELIZABETH C. says

    I donate. That’s the least I could do & would love to do more !

  47. Betty Wojnar says

    I try to keep the memory of those who have been killed alive through remembering their bright spirits.

  48. Samantha Daleo says

    By teaching my daughter and keeping the awareness alive in our home.

  49. Let people know about the cause.

  50. I donate my old cell phones to the shelters for women who need one.

  51. Kelly mcgrew says

    The form accidentally submitted before I was done w/ my address, please email me for shipping info if needed! Thanks

  52. Cristy Ridey says

    I donate clothing & old cell phones.

  53. Heather Hayes Panjon says

    I Give Support By Helping Spread The Word.

  54. Brittney House says

    I like to raise awareness.

  55. I spread the word to encourage domestic violence victims to seek help and ask people to support programs that provide assistance for domestic violence victims.

  56. I think the best way to help out is to educate and to keep an eye out. I try and help raise awareness of the problem.

  57. I support the cause by not committing domestic violence!

  58. Kristin Goodson says

    I plan on participating in the HopeLine program. I have an old phone that I want to donate.

  59. I am a big supporter against domestic violence. Someone in my family was a victim and thankfully she has grown up to be extremely well-rounded. I wear a silver chain that AVON came out with that was to support the cause.

  60. help promote awareness on social media

  61. I try to donate money to worthy organizations and events that help this cause.

  62. I donate clothing, old cell phones etc to local shelters for women.

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  63. I donate money to causes for domenstic violence especially women’s shelter.

  64. Rachel Travis says

    We donate clothes to the local womens shelter!

  65. Donating to shelters

  66. We donate to our local women’s shelter and food bank.

  67. Carrie Conrad says

    We set up collection boxes for supplies at our local stores and take them to the Women’s shelter.

  68. For years I have donated to the woman’s shelter

  69. I donate my time to volunteering and by educating others.

  70. I try to help by spreading awareness.

  71. Nicholas Burvee says

    Our group promotes funding for firearms training for woman’s groups.

  72. Ellen Lagergren says

    I give support by teaching our young people about Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention.

  73. I support by going to local fundraising events for the cause.

  74. Jennifer Reed says

    I support National Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention by donating to women’s shelters and organizations in my area.

  75. Donating money and sharing educational videos.

  76. I had no idea there was a month devoted to the issue. It’s a good thing you are running this giveaway.

    If you’d like another link to it, there’s a linky for contests here: http://fairemiscellany.com/?page_id=2

  77. I donate money, clothes.

  78. I donate toiletries to a women’s shelter.

  79. Ken Haggerty says

    ….by carefully informing our children of its importance.

  80. I participate in fundraisers for our local domestic abuse shelter. I also donate items like clothing and food to them as well.

  81. Michelle H. says

    I have donated nice clothing to one of our local shelters.

  82. Melinda Stephens says

    I’ve donated items like diapers and formula since they tend to run low on those.

  83. We donate clothing

  84. I donate to local groups.

  85. Michelle Levine says

    I support domestic violence by making myself available to anyone who would need someone to turn to in such a situation.

  86. Danielle Marie says

    i donate clothing but i would really like to do more.

  87. I am a labor and delivery nurse and try to give resources and encouragement to these that I come into contact with. Thanks so much for the chances to win and we could all try to do more for this cause!

  88. Eric Hatfield says

    We donate to our local womens shelter

  89. ronalee duncan says

    What I do is talk to women that need help. I share my story, and offer advice on how they can get help.

  90. Laurie Nykaza says

    I supported by giving to the charities with clothing

  91. Bridgett Wilbur says

    I donate to my local womens shelter.

  92. We donate clothes, toys, household supplies to shelters.

  93. Unfortunately I haven’t done much of anything. I do talk to my kids about it but that so far has been it.

  94. tina reynolds says

    I donate as much as possible I had to stay in a shelter do to my dad abusing my mom so it really touches home

  95. I give out their info to whoever needs it.

  96. we always donate our older phones and clothes..

  97. I donate to the local shelter.

  98. Denise Anderson says

    Donations and social media.

  99. We donate

  100. susan smoaks says

    i love to help when i can, i donate and offer assistance when i can

  101. Stephanie Larison says

    We donate to the local women’s shelter here in town.

  102. Carolyn Daley says

    We donate old phones and sometimes make a donation to a local women’s shelter including clothes, sanitary napkins, etc.

  103. kelley roach says

    Offer alternatives to those that need to get out or options & resources that are available

  104. Mary Songer says

    I donate clothes and personal supplies to a local woman’s shelter. I coupon so I can get hygiene products for little money and can donate even more.

  105. Laurie Emerson says

    I am a volunteer at the local shelter for abused women and children and drive them places they need to go. I also help give out pamphlets and tell them about my sister who after 10 years found the strength and courage to leave her abusive marriage.

  106. Tracy Shafer says

    We donate clothes and kitchen supplies to a womans shelter

  107. I support this month, by telling my children that it is not acceptable for males to hit females. Ever. I have a son and 2 daughters. I will continue to do this through the years.. I was a victim of dv, and it took alot of inner courage to escape the man. I did it though. I would not want for my daughters to go through that hellish experience ever. Or my son to be the one treating another like that. I should do more, though. I need to step out side my family circle to the community. Thank you for the reminder.