IT’S TIME to do some spring cleaning by recycling those old cell phones and cell phone accessories that you no longer use or need to support a worthwhile cause.
The Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance (APAWLA) has volunteered to help the Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) with its HopeLine Phone Drive. For every cell phone and accessory (e.g., home chargers, car chargers, holsters, headsets, etc.) collected through this phone drive by June 30, 2013, Verizon Wireless will donate $5 to CPAF for each of those items collected. CPAF is having this phone drive in order to raise funds to replace the frequently-used vans at its Emergency and Transitional Shelters for survivors of domestic violence.
Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF)
Established in 1978, CPAF is a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization specializing in providing culturally and linguistically sensitive services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
Today, CPAF responds to thousands of crisis calls on its 24-hour hotline in 30 API languages and shelters hundreds of women and children, in addition to providing community education and outreach. For more information about CPAF’s hotline, call: 1-800-339-3940.
CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive
Many of the women who enter CPAF’s emergency and transitional shelters come with nothing but the clothes on their back and very often without their own mode of transportation. The vans at CPAF’s emergency and transitional shelters are used daily to transport survivors from violent homes to a safe shelter, to and from legal and medical appointments, and to help move families out of shelters and into their own permanent housing. These vans are a critical means of support for these survivors, but those vehicles are aging and need to be replaced!
In order to meet the traveling needs of CPAF’s clients, CPAF has teamed up with Verizon Wireless and APAWLA as well as various other groups, such as Asian American Journalists Association-L.A. Chapter (AAJA-LA), to raise funds to replace its shelter vans. From now through June 30, 2013, CPAF’s goal is to collect 5,000 no-longer-used cell phones and accessories (chargers, cases, headsets), regardless if they are in working condition or not, for which Verizon will donate $5 per unit.
By assisting CPAF with this year’s Hopeline Phone Drive, you will help survivors continue on the path to a new beginning. APAWLA has two collection sites where you can drop off your old cell phones and accessories:
Downtown L.A.: Catherine Endo Chuck, McBirney & Chuck, A Professional Corporation, 800 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 340, Los Angeles, CA 90017; Telephone: (213) 688-9100 [No free parking available]
South Bay: K. Anne Inoue, Attorney at Law, Law Offices of K. Anne Inoue, 3828 West Carson Street, Suite 102, Torrance, CA 90503; Telephone: (424) 634-9240 [Free parking available in parking lot]
APAWLA also will have a collection box available at the upcoming Dim Sum Mentorship Social of our Young Lawyers and Law Students (YLLS) Committee on Saturday, May 18 @ 10:30 a.m., at NBC Seafood Restaurant in Monterey Park.
Help support CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive and tell your friends, relatives and colleagues about this phone drive. No donation receipts will be issued for the items collected. For more information about CPAF’s HopeLine Phone Drive, visit https://www.facebook.com/CPAF HopelinePhoneDrive or contact LeilaM@cpaf.info.