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Cell Phones for Soldiers

10/27/2014 10:24AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

On Call

November 2014
Giving Back

CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS: Robbie aand Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., founded Cell Phones or Soldiers at the ages of 12 and 13. The organization has prevented more than 11.3 million cell phones from ending up in landfills. Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to provide free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. For a decade, the charity's longstanding calling card program, Minutes That Matter, has provided servicemen and women with an estimated 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to more than 210 million minutes of free talk time. Cell Phones for Soldiers fuels its mission through monetary contributions and the recycling of donated mobile phones. Newer or gently used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted. Each $5 contribution, or donated device valued at $5, will provide troops with 2.5 hours of free talk time.

HOW YOU CAN HELP: Ship a gently used cell phone directly to Cell Phones for Soldiers or find a drop-off location near you by visiting their website. Sell your iPhone to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Become up a drop-off site or have a collection drive. Volunteer by organizing a cell phone collection drive, initiate a fundraising opportunity or engage an employer to create a matching program for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Donate via check, money order or PayPal. For more information, visit