Cell Phones for Soldiers

 

cell phones for soldiers

ST. ANNE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN TREXLERTOWN , PA HAS PARTNERED WITH CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
TO PROVIDE TROOPS WITH FREE CALLS HOME!

St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Trexlertown, Pa and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers are asking you to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones For Soldiers, you can provide a lifeline for America’s bravest.

Donate your phones and/or tablets at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown, Pa 18087 (at the intersection of Lower Macungie Road and Church Lane, just across from the Kohl’s shopping center).
Questions?  Call 610-398-3321 or Email administrator@stannesepiscopal.net

St. Anne’s has partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers for many years as an internal parish Outreach project. We are now offering this opportunity to others, as an official Cell Phones for Soldiers collection site, with a collection box at the main entrance to the church.

Cell Phones for Soldiers has been a rewarding Outreach project at St. Anne’s and many other participants that benefits our service men, women and their families. We hope that you will join us in the joy of being able to provide for those who serve by give of themselves and their families to protect us.

History

Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since provided more than 213 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world through its calling card program, Minutes That Matter. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones For Soldiers distributes 3,000 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.

“Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations like St. Anne’s  that take the initiative to support our military members,” said co-founder Robbie Bergquist. “The communication gap between those serving and their families is a crucial need that Cell Phones For Soldiers is committed to addressing for years to come.”

For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones For Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.

Since 2004, more than 11.6 million phones have been recycled or repurposed. Approximately half of the phones processed are reconditioned and reused. Phones and components that cannot be refurbished are dismantled and responsibly 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

For more information, please visit  CellPhonesForSoldiers.com

ABOUT CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC.
Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 213 million “Minutes That Matter” to servicemen and women. Since 2012, “Helping Heroes Home” has provided emergency funds for more than 2,700 veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit Cell Phones for Soldiers.