Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 42: Donated An Old Cell Phone

Start reading this post. Now count to 9. . . . . . . . .Done? In the short amount of time that you were counting, a woman in the United States was assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence, more so than car accidents and muggings combined, is the leading cause of injury to women. Not only are the women directly affected, but it is estimated that 10 million children ANNUALLY witness some form of domestic violence. I apologize for the negative tone to start this post, but there are few things in this world that anger me more than the domestic abuse of women. Since this blog is about positivity and kindness, rather than just throw out alarming statistics and rant about the problem, I want to do my small part to help. Today, for my random act of kindness, I am donating my old cell phone to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The NCADV takes donated cell phones, refurbishes them, and sells them. They then use the money earned to fund programs that empower victims of domestic violence and helps them stay free from abuse, supports legislation aimed at ending domestic abuse, and to provide free cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to victims who bear the scars of abuse. I ask that if anyone has an old cell phone laying around, please visit the NCADV's website, and follow the steps to donate it to help support this cause. Also, below is a picture of me with the cell phone I donated (I had to leave you with some thing to smile about).

1 comment:

  1. wait your Mark-Paul Gosselaar? :) those evil cell phones from the 80's uggg those things where heavy !