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Donate a Phone and Save a Life

5/26/2005:   The Body Shop is urging people nationwide to donate old or unwanted cellular phones at any of the 300-plus Body Shop U.S. retail locations through August 31. Donated phones will be sold, refurbished, or recycled, with proceeds benefiting the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Wireless Foundation. Donated phones will also be distributed to approximately 200 women's shelters for women who need access to a personal safety system if they are in domestic violence situations.

In a study conducted by The Body Shop, more than a third of female respondents (39%) said they would leave a current or future partner right away if physically assaulted for the first time. Yet, the reality is that women suffering domestic violence will attempt to leave their abusers an average of five to seven times before actually doing so.

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