Monday, January 11, 2010

Does your old cell phone need a new home?

HAMDEN — Cell Phones for Soldiers, and Eileen Denny are calling on all Americans to support the men and women in uniform by donating unused cell phones.
Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to collect more than 50,000 cell phones this year to help keep troops connected with their families.
Local residents can support the collection drive by donating phones at Denny Chiropractic and Acupuncture, 2842 Old Dixwell Ave.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass.. The registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $1 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas, according to a statement.
The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone, enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad, the statement said.
About half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world, the statement said. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials, including: gold, silver and platinum from circuit boards, copper wiring from phone chargers, nickel, iron, cadmium and lead from battery packs, plastic from phone cases and accessories
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