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Andrade Holds Cell Phone Drive to Benefit Domestic Violence Prevention Group

Jan 8, 2015

CHICAGO - To help support efforts to combat domestic violence, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, will be collecting cell phones to donate to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), a group that supports programs for those affected by domestic violence.

“I’m looking forward to partnering with an organization that does the important work of reducing domestic violence in our community,” said Andrade. “Something as simple as donating an old cell phone you don’t use anymore can help to improve the lives of victims of this silent crime.”

Andrade will be collecting cell phone donations at his constituent service office located at 3657 N. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago, from now through the end of February, to commemorate Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Phones will be accepted during normal business hours, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The NCADV accepts cell phones in any condition and their accessories, laptops, MP3 players, digital cameras, and video game systems. The NCADV receives a portion of the funds that come from the sale of refurbished electronics to support their programs. For more information, community members can visit their website at http://www.ncadv.org/takeaction/Donateaphone.php.

“Domestic violence should not be acceptable in any situation and will continue to work with my fellow legislators, community leaders, interest groups and residents to stop this terrible crime,” said Andrade. “I encourage everyone to search through their homes in this new year and bring in any items they can to support such a worthy cause.”

For more information, constituents can call Andrade’s full-time constituent service office at 773-267-2880 or e-mail staterep40@gmail.com.