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Lt. Gov. launches cell phone donation drive

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon launched her office's third annual cell phone drive Tuesday, with proceeds benefiting local domestic violence shelters and programs.

Donated phones will be refurbished and sold through Verizon Wireless' HopeLine program, according to a statement from Simon's office. Phones that can't be refurbished will be recycled.

For every phone donated, Verizon will contribute $10—up to $10,000—to Illinois' domestic violence shelters, the statement reads. The wireless company's matching program will benefit the Cairo Women's Shelter in downstate Cairo and HOPE in northwest suburban Rochelle.

"These donated cell phones provide a valuable resource to survivors of domestic violence, many of whom don't have access to a cell phone, or fear using their phones," Simon said in the statement.

Cell phones are being accepted until Oct. 10 at the Lt. Governor's Chicago office, at 100 W. Randolph St.; the Lt. Governor's Springfield office, at 214 State Capitol; the Lt. Governor's Carbondale office, at 2801 W. Murphysboro Rd.; The John Marshall Law School, at 315 S. Plymouth Ct. in Chicago; Capaha Bank, at 2801 Sycamore St. in Cairo; and Huffman Insurance Agency, at 2035 Washington Ave. in Cairo.

For information about where they can be dropped off, donors can call Simon's office in Springfield at 217-558-3090.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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