Right before the holidays, two peer leaders from Hostos Middle School in the Bronx were given an awesome experience from Hopeline from Verizon– suite tickets to a New York Jets game.
HopeLine from Verizon has been a proud partner of the Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation and Margaret’s Place for many years, helping children who may be struggling with violence and giving them a safe space to be educated and have the tools to be prepared for difficult situations.
The two students were visited by representatives from Verizon Wireless and thanked for their support, participation, and enthusiasm in the Margaret’s Place program.
We wanted to share some behind the scenes photos of the student’s enjoying their experience as well as share more information about both programs. We love to see young leaders like this in our community be rewarded for their hard work, glad that they enjoyed!
About the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation:
The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation was created in 2002 to bring a greater understanding, awareness and compassion to those suffering through the experience of domestic abuse. Its mission is to educate to end the cycle of domestic violence and save lives. The Foundation was created by Joe Torre and his wife, Ali, as a result of the impact that domestic violence had on Torre growing up as a child. In 2005, the Foundation established its signature programming initiative, Margaret’s Place, named in memory of Joe’s mother.
About Hopeline from Verizon:
HopeLine from Verizon connects survivors of domestic violence to vital resources, funds organizations nationwide and protects the environment. Since the program launched in 2001, HopeLine has collected more than 10 million phones, donated more than $21 million in cash grants to domestic violence agencies across the country, and distributed over 180,000 refurbished phones to domestic violence survivors.