Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Turn Old Cell Phones Into Talk Time for Troops

We originally posted this back in June 2008 but in honor of Earth Day we thought we'd remind you to recycle those old cell phone to help support our troops.

It's official! We've partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers, joining a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country, so you can recycle your old cell phones and have them turned into talk time for our military service members.

“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

It's simple and FREE! Every phone you donate will help increase the amount of talk time we're able to provide to our troops! It's easy too, all you need to do is drop off your old cell phones to us locally, mail them to us or ship them directly to Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas in 2008. To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers needs to collect 15,000 cell phones each month.

You can help the charity even more by applying your own postage. If you pay for the postage, Cell Phones for Soldiers can put more money toward calling cards for our troops! If you can't afford to pay for postage, that's ok too. You can print a pre-paid postage label here.

If you'd like to become even more involved, have your business, company, apartment complex, school or church, etc. register as a drop off point here. You may also locate drop off points in your town here.

Get creative! You can host "recycle cell phone events" and donate the cell phones received to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Not only will you be helping the environment but you'll be helping our troops as well and that's something everyone can feel good about.

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1 comment:

CorinneR. said...

Thanks for this! I have at least one phone I want to get rid of!