Don’t be ashamed of your story because it will inspire others and could save a life. The reason I am collecting used cell phones are is because for victims of domestic violence, a donated cell phone can be their lifeline. A phone allows them to call 911 or other support services, as well as any friends or family who might be able to help them. Abusers try to isolate victims, but a cell phone is a way for victims to feel safe and less alone. I walked this dark path for a long time and I know firsthand how my life and safety, as well as my family’s, was changed because of someone donating something they no longer used or needed. If you wish to speak to me privately about this subject and for my address to send the phones please let me know.