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Verizon Wireless awards $1,000 to The Next Step for ‘Kids in Need’

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, at 12:23 p.m.
Accepting the donation for The Next Step is advocate Angie Butler.
Accepting the donation for The Next Step is advocate Angie Butler.

DOWN EAST, Maine — As part of its HopeLine program dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence and their families, Verizon Wireless recently awarded The Next Step a $1,000 “Kids In Need” grant.

The funds assisted those served by The Next Step to purchase holiday gifts for their children.  The Next Step Domestic Violence Project supports and empowers people affected by domestic violence in Washington and Hancock counties, while striving to prevent and end the cycle of domestic violence through education and social change.

Verizon Wireless’ HopeLine program collects no-longer-used wireless phones, batteries and accessories, in any condition at Communications Stores nationwide. Proceeds from HopeLine are used to provide wireless phones and cash grants to local shelters and non-profit organizations that focus on domestic violence prevention and awareness.

During the holiday season, HopeLine “Kids In Need” grants aim to make the holidays a little brighter for children of families served by domestic violence organizations across New England.

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