On Thursday, Nov. 12, Christina Aguilera shared her support and advocacy for domestic violence prevention and awareness, at a private event for HopeLine from Verizon. Verizon’s goal is to raise awareness about domestic violence and encourages everyone to get involved. The public can support the initiative by purchasing an exclusive Verizon pre-paid bundle at any Walmart store. Proceeds will support HopeLine from Verizon and the work of the Joyful Heart Foundation. They ultimately want to help survivors heal and transform their lives. HopeLine is a phone donation and grant giving program that supports domestic violence organizations across the country. HopeLine collects used wireless phones, chargers and accessories from any service provider and turns them into financial support for domestic violence and prevention organizations.
“For me it was a no-brainer, and if anything, a must for what’s close to my heart. I’ve been pretty vocal and open about witnessing domestic violence in my own home and neighboring homes. It’s always been pretty predominant in my environment from a really young age. And it’s so important and so common. It’s way more common than we’d like to talk about. And it’s something people don’t like to talk about. It’s very sensitive, it’s very private, it’s in the home. There’s so much shame that’s based around it. So for me it’s that much more important given my passion for music, the voice that I have to express myself through song, the platform that I’ve worked hard to build for myself; to be able to partner with Verizon and HopeLine and knowing what they do for domestic violence prevention all over America is pretty incredible and really important for me to be a part of,” Aguilera told atombash.com.
“What easier way to help than to go to Walmart, buy a Verizon pre-paid phone package and literally just give some support and some help to all these families that are affected by this: mothers, wives, children. And people who don’t have financial means to leave a situation,” the legendary songstress continued. Another cause dear to her heart is the World Food Programme. As an ambassador she said, “It’s always eye-opening and fascinating and so humbling to come back from these trips in these developing countries and try to raise awareness there, too.”
She also gave fans an update on her music. She said, “I’m very excited. I wish I could say more. I really wish I could. They’re more like musical projects I’m working on right now because the genres are a little bit different the producers I’m working with are ones I’ve never experimented with before. And I’m very excited about it. I really have to respect the process of creativity. I’m not robotic, and it’s important to me the material is genuine and truthful and always game-changing.”