A New Way to Give: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Popularity of Verizon's Products

March 1, 2010

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A New Way to Give: Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware Nonprofits Can Benefit from the Popularity of Verizon's Products

Verizon Will Make Donations to Nonprofits When Their Members Order Verizon Products Under Company's Velocity Program; Double Incentives are Available From Now Until May 31

PHILADELPHIA, March 1 -- Local parent-teacher associations, chambers of commerce, athletic boosters, libraries and other nonprofit organizations in three Mid-Atlantic states now have an easy way to earn money for their organizations.  Verizon's Velocity Program offers nonprofits in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware the ability to earn donations when their members or supporters purchase certain Verizon products: FiOS TV, FiOS Internet, High Speed Internet, Freedom Calling, Long Distance, and DIRECTV (through Verizon's marketing relationship with the satellite-TV provider.)

For instance, organizations can earn up to $65 for a member's single order of a FiOS Triple Play bundle that includes long-distance.  As an added incentive, Verizon will double its donation, to as much as $130, for nonprofits whose members sign up before May 31.*

To qualify, orders must consist of new sales that remain in the billing system at least 30 days from the date of purchase.  Changes or upgrades within product categories do not constitute a new sale.

"Verizon Velocity is creating a network of giving," said Mary Yarbrough, vice president of marketing and sales for Verizon's Mid-Atlantic region.  "Velocity is a win-win.  Nonprofits get direct financial support, and their members or supporters get the best communications, broadband and entertainment experience."

Verizon recently established a quick and easy online enrollment process for organizations.  Once verified as a valid nonprofit, the organization will receive an electronic marketing flyer that includes the group's fund-raising mission, a special Verizon Velocity Program toll-free number and a unique tracking code. All the organization needs to do is e-mail the flyer or tell its members about the program.  The more an organization promotes its mission through Velocity, the more donations the organization can potentially earn.

Interested nonprofits can enroll in, or get more information about, Verizon's Velocity fundraising program at http://www.verizon.com/velocity.

* Verizon Velocity terms and conditions are available at http://www.verizon.com/velocity.  Double donations will be made for qualifying orders submitted between March 1, 2010, and May 31, 2010, and will be made in accordance with applicable terms and conditions.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 91 million customers nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of approximately 222,900 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion.  For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com.

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Source: Verizon

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