Your Neighbor in Real Estate: Donate Your Used Cellphone and Provide for our Military Too!

Donate Your Used Cellphone and Provide for our Military Too!

Donate Your Used Cellphone and Provide for our Military Too!

Cellphones for SoldiersCell Phones for Soldiers Inc  (CPFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing deployed and returning troops cost-free methods to communicate with family while serving in the United States military. Based in Norwell, Mass., CPFS was founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old. From the recycling of used mobile phones and cash donations, the organization has raised more than $7 million, collected more than 8.3 million cell phones and provided troops overseas with more than 114 million minutes of free talk time. On Facebook, they can be found at https://www.facebook.com/JoinCellPhonesForSoldiers

In 2011, 593,535 service men and women have been served thanks to the generosity of so many good people.

Ted Mayr Funeral Home, in Ventura,CA, is collecting used cellphones to help families stay in touch with members in the armed forces.

The funeral home is partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers to collect the phones.

Businesses and residents throughout Ventura County are asked to donate unwanted, gently-used cellphones. Cell Phones for Soldiers will recycle the phones, and use the proceeds to provide prepaid calling cards and cellphones to troops serving in the military.

Since establishing a collection site, Ted Mayr has provided 40,800 free minutes of talk time for troops and their families.

Phones can be dropped off daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road in Ventura. For more information, call 643-9977.


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Comment balloon 9 commentsSandy Acevedo • May 08 2012 11:18AM

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This is a great idea and will help a lot of people.  Many of the youth today have to upgrade their phones everytime a new model comes out...

Posted by Diane Daley (Caron's Gateway Real Estate) over 6 years ago

So true about the youth upgrading their phones and RE agents upgrade all the time too.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 6 years ago

This is a great program, Sandy! Thanks for sharing the information. I am about ready to upgrade my phone, so I'll see if there is a place nearby to donate my old phone for the military.

Posted by Rose King, Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area (UTR, Texas Realtors) over 6 years ago

What a fantastic program.  Such a worthy cause, and most definitely a "Win-Win" for everyone involved!  Thanks for the information, Sandy.

Posted by Carie Shapiro (North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Hi Rose, thanks so much for doing that. Check the website for a location near you!

Hi Carie, it is a great program, thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Sandy Acevedo, RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale (951-290-8588) over 6 years ago

I'm in the process of cleaning out the house I'm moving from and I have several old cell phones to donate...thanks for the information!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 6 years ago

Sandy --- this is valuable information to help the families of those who serve and protect us.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 6 years ago

What a wonderful service this is!  I'll have to see if they have Florida locations as well.  Thanks for posting this.

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL - (561) 716-7824 - CRS, ABR, GRI (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) about 6 years ago
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Posted by Sachith about 6 years ago

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