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Smartphones for a Cause

By CIOinsight  |  Posted 10-07-2010 Print
Enterprises have a new option for disposing of unused smartphones: donate them to help victims of domestic violence.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is teaming with the Enterprise Mobility Foundation and Nextfone on a year-long partnership that enables companies to recycle unused smartphones and mobile phones for a good cause. The campaign invites enterprises to send unwanted devices to NextFone cost-free. NextFone will remove proprietary data from the devices and donate the current market value of phones, prior to processing, to support the services of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
"The National Domestic Violence Hotline commends the commitment of NextFone and The EMF to partner with us in the prevention of domestic violence," says Dyanne Purcell, CEO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline in a prepared statement. "The support of the recycling program will help our trained advocates to continue answering the high volume of calls that come into The Hotline at 1-800-799 SAFE(7233). "
Over the past 15 years, The Hotline has answered nearly 2.5 million calls from women, men, children and families in crisis.
"The Enterprise Mobility Foundation's primary mission is to give back to the community of enterprise mobility enthusiasts and practitioners through education," says Philippe Winthrop, Managing Director for the Enterprise Mobility Foundation.  "We're taking this vision one vital step forward by helping companies understand how they can support The Hotline and this incredibly important cause."


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