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

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

Lansing and Okemos Stores Collecting Donations For Shelter Residents

November 29, 2001



The Verizon Wireless Communications Centers in Lansing and Okemos are collecting new, unwrapped gift items to be donated to the Council Against Domestic Assault (CADA), a domestic violence shelter serving the greater Lansing area. The drive, being held now through December 21, is open to the public for participation.

Verizon Wireless is located at 5202 W. Saginaw Highway in Lansing and 1930 W. Grand River in Okemos. Donations will help many families who come to CADA for support.

"At Verizon Wireless, we believe strongly in giving back to the communities in which our employees and customers live and work," said Marion Arnett, district manager - Verizon Wireless. "Our employees are determined to fulfill every wish on CADA's list. We invite the greater Lansing community to help us reach this goal."

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


Clothing (women and child sizes)

Baby oil/shampoo/bath powder

School supplies/backpacks for all ages


Feminine hygiene products

Crib sheets, and twin size bed linens


Latex gloves-large

Over-the-counter medicines

Meijer Gift Certificates for Resident Needs

Hair grease/perms/relaxers

Wide tooth combs/picks/brushes

Hair spray/gel/hair accessories

Bed pillows

Bath /liquid hand /dish soap

Cleaning products, disinfectants

Trash bags - all sizes

Non-perishable food

Alarm clocks

Shampoo and conditioner

Shower curtains

Bath towels, wash cloths


Blow dryers/curling irons

Plastic bowls/cups/forks/ spoons

Powdered laundry soap/dryer sheets/bleach


Children's Program

Toy boxes


Flip chart stand - floor model

Batteries - all sizes

Hand held non-violent games

Sega, Playstation & Nintendo Systems

Non-violent games for game systems

Gameboy & non-violent games


Playing Cards

Disney videos

682C:color/b/w ink cartridges



Barbie Clothes

New learning toys

Legos & Kinex

Puzzles for young children

Basketballs, soccer balls

Footballs, baseballs

Baseball gloves & bats

Micro-cassette recorder

Portable CD players


Baby-sippy cups, teething rings

Sensory table

Small toys for our "treasure box"

Colored pencils, washable markers, etc.

Hello Kitty and Bonnie Bell (nail polish, cosmetics for teens)


Bath & body sets

Purses & wallets for teens

Diaries or journal books

New hair accessories

Remote control toys

Gift certificates (i.e. Target, Meijer& Payless Shoes)

About CADA

Founded in 1972, the Council Against Domestic Assault (CADA) was Lansing's first domestic violence shelter. CADA has grown into a comprehensive service agency, providing shelter and support to more than 4,000 individuals a year.

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.