The Body Shop at Toronto Eaton Centre officially launched its call for help to Stop Violence in the Home by requesting everyone from coast to coast drop off their old, unused cell phones at any of its 112 stores across the country throughout the month of August. All phones that are collected will be sold to a cell phone recycling company with proceeds going to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Canada’s first and only public foundation for women and girls.
Local dignitaries, representatives from the Canadian Women’s Foundation and recycling experts will attend the in-shop event to show their support for The Body Shop Stop Violence in the Home campaign by being the first to drop off their old, unused cell phones.
Photo-Op to Help Stop Violence in the Home:
The Body Shop Toronto Eaton Centre (1st floor) 220 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Body Shop 1008 Ste. Catherine Street
The Body Shop Chinook Centre 0134-6455 McLeod Trail S. W., Lower Level
The Body Shop STOP Violence Against Women campaign, first launched in 1994, is recognized by the United Nations for raising public awareness of an issue of vital concern to the UN. The campaign has won numerous national and international awards. Most importantly, it has raised the profile of the issue and contributed more than $1.3 million to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. The CWF is dedicated to improving the lives of girls and women through economic and social change, as well as raising funds for more than 100 national and local non-profit organizations committed to violence prevention. ReCellular Inc. is a world leader in buying and refurbishing old and unused cell phones to support national charities.
The Stop Violence in the Home campaign is a global effort of The Body Shop and has launched in 17 countries around the world.
For more information please contact Roxanne Pipitone (formerly Pascente)