Attorney Eugenia Ponce of our firm is collecting old eyeglasses and cell phones to benefit a shelter for battered women. Please help. Here are details on the collection efforts:
Eyes & Ears of Texas is an annual used eye glass and cell phone drive targeting two things lawyers should have in spades. Beginning October 12th, please drop off any used glasses or cell phones in the box designated for Eyes & Ears of Texas in the 2nd floor offices of the Belo. The drive will run until October 23rd.
Eye glass donations will benefit local charities and cell phones will be donated to the Dallas Genesis Women’s Shelter that assists battered women. Used cell phones do not require a battery charger to be donated, and the Genesis Women’s Shelter has all information and personal data on the phones (e.g., phone numbers, addresses, etc.) deleted before the phones are distributed for emergency use only. Genesis Women’s Shelter provided the attached letter as a tax receipt for the donation of phones, and informed us that you may note on the letter the number of phones donated. If you need a receipt for eyeglasses, please contact Thomas or I and let us know; we should be able to provide receipts once we identify the charities that will receive the donations.
Please send an email to your coworkers or others in your contact list to let them know of this opportunity. (And if you’re able, help us keep the streak alive of at least one 1980s bag phone!)