Turn used cell phones into a Mission Trip
Do you have a used, outdated cell phone lying in a dusty drawer or closet? Did
you know your phone can be turned into cash to help support charitable causes
or provide emergency communications to underprivileged communities? Did you
know discarding a cell phone in the trash is harmful to the environment?
Did you also know that donating your cell phone is simply a mouse click away?
www.AmericanCellPhoneDrive.org is a FREE and FAST way to find a donation drop-off
box near your house. Simply go to the Web site, enter your zip code and choose
a location. Click on "map" for detailed directions. It's that easy!
Most American consumers upgrade their cell phones about every 18 months. This
means the average household may have two or three cell phones lying dormant,
just waiting to be turned into cash! More than 4,000 nationwide and
local organizations have generated thousands of dollars with the help of
The funds have been used to help support an array of charitable causes, including:
- Sending missionaries to China
- Treating malnourished children in Asia after the 2004 tsunami
- Building new homes for low-income families
- Providing overseas military men and women with prepaid phone calling cards
- Providing educational scholarships for children who have lost a parent due
to an enemy or terrorist action
- Sending teenagers to summer camp
- Providing new playground equipment to elementary schools
Your used cell phone may also help provide free 911 service to a senior citizen,
a victim of domestic violence living at a shelter, or a person who lives in
an underprivileged community that has no land lines for telephone communications.
Donating a cell phone is healthier for the environment than throwing it away.
Most outdated cell phones contain toxic substances - such as arsenic, lead,
nickel, copper and zinc - that linger in the environment for a long time. The
toxins have been linked with health disorders in humans. Donated cell phones
that are not reused are broken down according to environmental standards and
the metals reused or disposed of properly.
Still contemplating what to do with that old cell phone? What are you waiting
for? Log onto
to find the nearest drop-off location, today!