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!