Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by Norwell, MA teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist with $21 of their own money. Since then, 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.
During the month of April, we will include 4,000 pre-paid Cell Phones for Soldiers envelopes inside packages shipped to our customers.
The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, who pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.
Approximately half of the phones ReCellular processes are reconditioned and resold to wholesale companies in over 40 countries around the world. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and recycled to reclaim materials.
So regardless of your motive–helping soldiers and their families, saving the earth or just getting ride of an old, unwanted phone–we hope you’ll help out. 🙂