Our Programs

Each contribution to Cell Phones For Soldiers provides military members with precious talk time through our Minutes That Matter program, and it gives one-time emergency financial
assistance to returning veterans through our Helping Heroes Home program.

Minutes That Matter: Domestic Minutes

Cell Phones For Soldiers is committed to connecting veterans, military personal and military family members with cell phones and domestic airtime minutes by partnering with a leading lifeline provider. With the assistance of the federal lifeline program, Minutes that Matter can offer eligible households monthly discounts on domestic wireless minutes.

This program is only available in select states. To find out more information about eligibility and how to apply for the Minutes that Matter program, please fill out the form by clicking here and a volunteer will be in contact with you.

Minutes That Matter: International Minutes

Since 2004, our Minutes That Matter program has had a simple mission: to help troops call home at no charge. More than 400 million minutes of free talk time have been provided by sending more than 5 million calling cards to servicemen overseas.

Request free talk time for your troops.

 

Helping Heroes Home

Helping Heroes Home, an initiative of Cell Phones for Soldiers, provides one-time emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.

To request assistance from Helping Heroes Home, please speak to your Veterans Service Officer and have them contact Cell Phones For Soldiers for more information. [email protected]

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.