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Many domestic violence victims can be saved if they have access to a telephone. Most of the time, the connectivity is cut off by the abuser at the first hint of resistance. Victims need to carry an extra personal phone at all times. A phone without any money balance in it will still dial 911 in US and 100 in India as long as the SIM has been activated. Most victims have financial access cut off from them and are unable to procure a phone or any connectivity device for themselves.
So many of us have old phones lying around the house. Old models, flip phones, phones we have forgotten about. Do pull them out today and please send them for our Phone Donation Drive. Phones without charging cords and charging cords without phones are all welcome – we will make sure we match them up. Very importantly: please make sure all data has been removed from the phone before you send them in.
We collect these phones and pass them to various domestic violence agencies who need them constantly. Once we receive your phone, we will send you an electronic receipt.
If you are a domestic violence agency looking for phones for victims, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our address for sending your phones in US is:
The Woman Inc
2306, Snug Harbor NE,
Marietta, GA 30066
We are in talks with NGOs in India who may require these phones. As soon as we hear from them, we will update with a shipping address in India. Do check back.