Verizon Wireless Encourages Community to "Join in" and Support LACASA This Holiday Season

Verizon Wireless Encourages Community to "Join in" and Support LACASA This Holiday Season

Brighton Store Collecting Donations For Shelter Residents

November 28, 2001




The Verizon Wireless Communications Center in Brighton is collecting new, unwrapped gift items to be donated to LACASA, a domestic violence shelter serving Livingston County. The drive, being held now through December 21, is open to the public for participation.

Verizon Wireless is located at 8159 Challis Road at Grand River and I-96 (in front of Target). Donations will help many families who come to LACASA for support.

"At Verizon Wireless, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which our employees and customers live and work," said Al Covay, manager of Verizon Wireless' Brighton store. "Our employees are determined to fulfill every wish on LACASA's list. We invite the Livingston community to help us reach this goal."

The following "Wish List" items will assist LACASA residents now and through next year. (All donated items must be new, unwrapped and unopened.)

Kitchen/Cleaning Supplies

Baby food 1, 2 & 3

Baby juice

Baby formula

Boxed cereals

Canned fruit

Hamburger Helper

Coffee, creamer, sugar

Packaged rice and pasta mixes

Pancake mix and syrup

Soups, tuna fish, canned meats

Juice and juice boxes

Individual snacks

Spray and Wash, bleach

All purpose cleaners

Laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets

Dishwasher soap, SOS pads

Paper cups, plates and utensils

Garbage bags, 13 and 30 gallon size

All cleaning supplies

Children's Program

Acrylic paints, assorted colors

Craft fabrics and supplies

Painting mats (all sizes)

Assorted drawing charcoal

Fired ceramic pieces

Finger paints

Craft kits, glue sticks

Child-appropriate pillow kits

Children's scissors

Pen-light style flashlights

New white T-shirts (adult size S - XXL)

Photocopy paper, letter size (white and assorted colors)

First Aid/ Personal Care

Chapstick/lip balm

Adult cough drops/liquid

Adult flu medicines

Children's Tylenol

Children's cough syrup

First aid supplies

Diaper rash ointments

Diapers (all sizes), Diaper wipes

General Use

Rubbermaid storage containers

Bath-size towels

Batteries (all sizes)


Masking tape, duct tape

Alarm clocks
Scotch tape, packaging tape

Light bulbs (all watts)

Spiral notebooks, pocket folders

Full and twin mattress covers

Gift Certificates





Rite Aid

TargetHarmony House


Auto care

Gas cards

Calling cards

Movie passes

Any bowling alley

Any hair salon


LACASA, established in 1981, is a nonprofit agency in Livingston County that provides comprehensive services for domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse victims, their families and friends. It is the philosophy of LACASA that domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse are not private problems, but those that must be recognized and responded to by the entire community. LACASA provides emergency and transitional shelter, free and confidential counseling, support groups, on-call response services, legal and individual advocacy, sexual assault recovery assistance, prevention and education services, and information and referrals. LACASA also provides crisis line counseling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for immediate assistance, and information. Hotline phone numbers are: domestic violence 810-227-7100, and sexual assault 517-548-4228.

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless is the largest wireless communications provider in the U.S. with more than 28.7 million wireless voice and data customers. The coast-to-coast wireless provider was formed by the combination of the U.S. wireless businesses of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Verizon Wireless has a footprint covering more than 90 percent of the U.S. population, 49 of the top 50 and 97 of the top 100 U.S. markets. The company, headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, is 40,000 employees strong. Reporters and editors can find more information about the company on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com.