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

LANSING, MI — 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.)

Shelter Clothing (women and child sizes) Baby oil/shampoo/bath powder School supplies/backpacks for all ages Slippers Feminine hygiene products Crib sheets, and twin size bed linens Diapers/pull-ups/wipes/ointment 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 Deodorant/lotion Blow dryers/curling irons Plastic bowls/cups/forks/ spoons Powdered laundry soap/dryer sheets/bleach Irons

Children's Program Toy boxes Nightlights 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 Yo-yos Playing Cards Disney videos 682C:color/b/w ink cartridges Watches Sunglasses 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 Walkmans 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) Caboodles 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