Does anyone know of who or what kind of organization may have a use for our old cellphones? I hate to throw them out!
By metroplex from Houston, TX
You can take them to any domestic violence center and they can be donated to overseas soldiers programs. You could Google it for the info. Also, Target stores have a red bin near the service desk for used cell phones, MP3 players, and ink cartridges.
Contact your local police department and or a local Crisis Center for Domestic Violence. Old cell phones can be reprogrammed to allow 911 calls only (with no service charges to the new recipients) and most local concerns know how to make this happen. Good for you to ask about an alternative to tossing old phones in the trash!
There is cellphonesforsoldiers.com it recycles phones and uses the money for phone cards for our soilders over seas. They even have local drop areas at participating companies.
I gave my old cell phone to a police ranger who was collecting them where he worked to use for abused and battered women shelters in the city.
I know that some Lowes or Home Depot accepts them.
Many school collect old cell phones and printer cartridges for recycling. Some police departments collect them as well and give them to eldery for 911 calls.
Near you is a YWCA and if you call, they will know where the woman's domestic violence shelter is. Make sure and get rid of all personal info on the phone such as numbers of relatives. Oh, don't forget the charger!
I sale mine at a yard sale. But if you want to give it away then try asking someone at church if they need one or maybe your minister might know of some one. Good will would like it also they sale everything to make money for the things they do for others,Also some of the humane scieties have stores where they sale all kinds of things to make money to help feed the dogs.
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I would like to know how I donate used cell phones.
Mbstew427 from Sahuarita, AZ
Contact your local domestic violence shelter. Most take donations of cell phones, for use by their clients. Even with no service contract, the phones can be used to call 911 in an emergency. (05/04/2006)
By Ree 127
Your local law enforcement department will also take them. They give them to the elderly and abused for 911 calls. (05/05/2006)
You can take them to Office Depot, not sure where they go then. (05/05/2006)
Take the phone to Verizon wireless store or send to:
Verizon Wireless HopeLine
c/o ReCellular Inc.
2555 Bishop Circle W.
Dexter, MI 48130
The phones are donated/refurbished and then given to national domestic violence advocacy organizations or local government and law enforcement agencies. (05/05/2006)
I have an in-home childcare, and the children I keep all love cell phones. After all, what do they see mommy and daddy using all day long? If you don't know of any home childcare businesses in your area, try a center. (05/06/2006)
Our local Council on Aging takes the phones for Seniors. All cell phones will work for dialing 911 without subscribing to a service is my understanding. Check with your local senior citizens group. (05/06/2006)
The Furry Friends Foundation is collecting any old cell phones. If you have any old phones (even old bag phones) you'd like to donate, you can donate the phone at www.wirelessfundraiser.com, selecting Furry Friends Foundation in Chicago as your charity of choice. They will send you a pre-paid shipping box. If the phone is not one they will pay Furry Friends for, it will be donated to another charity. For example, these phones are given to homeless shelters for battered women so they may dial 911. Either way you are doing a good deed!! (05/17/2006)