Packers Raising Domestic Violence Awareness
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GREEN BAY-- The Packers are teaming up to help stop a growing trend in our community. Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings is leading a campaign to donate thousands of dollars to prevent domestic violence here in Green Bay. Jennings is appearing in a 30 second PSA asking people to donate used cell phones and accessories to help prevent domestic violence.
A portion of the money raised is going to the House of Hope women's shelter.
"That money enables us to provide programming for moms, and their children...the moms we serve here are 18 to 24 years old and they are homeless,” said House of Hope director Shannon Wienandt.
Moms like Felicha VanCalster, who can be with her two kids while trying to get back on her feet.
"They're amazing if I couldn't have them here I probably be like lost,” VanCalster said.
At the Golden House, a domestic abuse shelter and resource facility, the cash donations are helping victims and funding prevention programs focusing on children.
Organizers hope this season long cell phone drive can make a difference.
“Women in particular probably are afraid to go find help or don't know that there's help out there, so these two organizations, they are letting men and women, children know that there is help out there,” Jennings said.
Cell phone donations can be made at Lambeau all season long or at any Verizon store.