Verizon, CADA and South Central College partnering for Domestic Violence Awareness
Community-Wide Event to be held October 30
(October 18, 2015) - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and three organizations are working together to make a difference. Verizon, the Committee Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) and South Central College will hold a community-wide event with a screening of the critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary Telling Amy’s Story, followed by a panel discussion with college and community dating and domestic violence experts.
The Telling Amy’s Story Screening and Discussion will take place on Friday, October 30 from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Heritage Hall on South Central College’s North Mankato Campus and via ITV (Interactive Television) in Room C37 on the college’s Faribault Campus. Pizza will be served courtesy of Verizon, with individuals requested to sign up online at www.southcentral.edu/domesticviolence.
Attendees are also invited to bring a phone, wireless accessory or charger to donate to Hopeline® from Verizon, which benefits victims and survivors of domestic violence. The phone collection started at South Central College’s campuses at the beginning of October and will continue throughout the month.
The three organizations are partnering on a variety of other activities during October. In addition to raising awareness, South Central College could win a $10,000 donation for dating and domestic violence prevention, based on phone donations and the number of individuals participating in each activity. For a complete list of awareness activities at South Central College, visit www.southcentral.edu/domesticviolence.
About Hopeline from Verizon
Hopeline® from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. HopeLine provides ways for individuals to take action against domestic violence by donating no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories in any condition from any service provider. Verizon turns these resources into support for domestic violence organizations and programs nationwide. Since its launch in October 2001, HopeLine has donated hundreds of thousands of phones and awarded millions of dollars in cash grants to non-profit organizations and agencies. For more information about Hopeline® from Verizon visit www.verizon.com/hopeline.
The Committee Against Domestic Abuse, Inc. (CADA) is a non-profit victim’s advocacy and emergency shelter organization based in Mankato, Minnesota. It has been engaged in its mission to provide shelter, advocacy, and education services for 35 years. The shelter program provides emergency housing to female survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children. For more information about CADA and their special Domestic Violence Awareness Month activities visit www.cadamn.org/.
About South Central College
South Central College (SCC) is a comprehensive community and technical college that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system, with campuses in Faribault and North Mankato. SCC offers programs in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Arts and Communications, Human Services, Agribusiness, Allied Health and Nursing, Business, Advanced Manufacturing, Building and Design and Transportation. SCC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. For more information visit www.southcentral.edu.
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