Do you have an old, gently used cell phone laying around that you need to get rid of? Consider donating it in recognition of National Victim's Rights Week and support your community.
The Victims Assistance Units from the Lone Tree Police Department, Castle Rock Police Department and Parker Police Departments are joining forces to help raise awareness of victim’s rights during a cell phone drive to benefit victims of crime and the elderly. Gently used cell phones can be donated to participating local police departments during National Victim’s Rights week (April 8 - April 12).
The old cell phones will be checked for functionality and wiped of data if necessary. Phones that are disconnected from a cellular provider still have the ability to call 911. The phones will then be distributed to The Crisis Center, Douglas County Adult Protective Services and Aging Resources of Douglas County.
"The efforts of the Douglas County Law Enforcement Community in collecting phones for victims of domestic violence is an important way to increase victim safety and accessibility to police intervention,” said Jennifer Walker, Executive Director of The Crisis Center. “Many victims of domestic violence feel isolated from local resources. By donating a phone during Victim’s Rights’ Week, you are part of creating a safer community and saving lives. "
Cell phones can be dropped off at any of the locations below from April 8 to April 12 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please include chargers or extra batteries for the phones if possible. A donation form is available upon request for tax deduction purposes.
Lone Tree Police Department, 9220 Kimmer Drive, #120
Castle Rock Police Department, 100 Perry Street
Parker Police Department, 18600 Lincoln Meadows Parkway