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Cell Phones For Soldiers Expands National Reach

Cell Phones For Soldiers is expanding its reach to help even more military personnel and veterans through its Helping Heroes Home program. Through strategic partnerships with other nonprofits that provide necessary services to veterans and military personnel, Cell Phones For Soldiers has committed more than $75,000 to organizations such as the Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund, K9s for …

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Talking Trash: How to Get Rid of Your Unwanted Phones and Save the Planet

Let’s talk trash for a minute. Specifically, let’s talk about what happens when you have mobile-electronic waste—old cell phones, smartphones, tablets, mp3 players, etc.—piling up in your junk drawer or attic. When you don’t use it anymore, or if it’s broken, it’s tempting to want to throw it right in the trash.   But how you …

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Never Too Early To “Be The Change”: Why We Love Our Young Supporters

Brittany and Rob Bergquist were only 13 and 12 years old when they started Cell Phones For Soldiers. They saw a need—learning in 2004 about a serviceman in Iraq who’d racked up a massive phone bill calling home—and they didn’t wait to meet it. That’s why, almost 16 years later, we find it so inspiring …

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Honor Our Veterans

Just like that other special occasion in November, Veterans Day is a day of extraordinary gratitude in the United States. On Monday, November 11, we honor all veterans, past and present, for their service and sacrifice, and we affirm our commitment to never forget their work to protect and defend our nation. We are so thankful. There …

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Self-Paid Label

Thank you for taking the extra step to cover shipping costs for your donated devices! Not only is your device donation tax-deductible, so are the shipping costs. 

Simply click and print this preaddressed label and follow the shipping instructions below:

1. Count the number of donated phones for your records.

2. Place the phones flat across the bottom of the box and layer them with newspaper or bubblewrap to avoid damage.

3. Keep batteries attached to phones. If there is no battery, place tape over terminal ends.

4. Due to federal shipping regulations, you must print a battery warning label for each package. Click here to print. Affix one label to the outside of each box. 

5. You must affix (USPS) or a prepay waybill (UPS, FedEx, DHL) in order for your package to reach us.

5. You will not receive an e-mail confirmation when your package arrives. Click here to print a donation receipt.