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Where I'm Clicking Now: Cell Phones For Soldiers

Where I'm Clicking Now: Cell Phones For Soldiers

Cell Phones For Soldiers is making it easy for American soldiers overseas to call home. The premise? Anyone can send a used cell phone into the organization, and the phone is then sold to a recycling center. The proceeds are used to buy calling cards for people in the armed forces.

So how can you participate? Download a free postage-paid shipping label and mail in an old phone that's sure to be sitting around your house. They accept any make, model, and condition of cell phones, chargers, batteries, accessories, BlackBerries, PDAs, and pagers. Also, if you place an order on Amazon, the company includes prepaid mailers with their shipments! Thanks Bella for the heads up! Click here for complete instructions on how to send a phone.

The program was started in April 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie. Since then, the patriotic pair have issued thousands of prepaid calling cards to soldiers. I love ideas that are so simple, but have the potential to make such a meaningful difference!


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milosmommy milosmommy 9 years
I think this is a wonderful idea
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
This is a good way for Americans to support the troops without having to support the war. In WWII, everyone was asked to buy war bonds to show support, in Korea and Vietnam, we just raised taxes. I like that we are once again looking for ways to help the troops out, and not relying on the government to do everything for them.
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 9 years
I am sure my husband would have loved body armor when he was in Iraq. lol. sad and true.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
What a crazy idea, raciccarone! ;) I do think this is a smart program. Whether you support or oppose the war, it's an easy way to help families stay connected.
raciccarone raciccarone 9 years
I wish we had some sort of "government" that we would pay "taxes" to in order to provide our army with morale boosting supplies ... or even armor. I know, I know, I'm a dreamer.
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