As we all join in celebrating Earth Day this week, Cell Phones For Soldiers urges us to remember to recycle unwanted cell phones and accessories. Each year more than 130 million devices are decommissioned. The charity graciously accepts all cell phones from new to broken and any condition in between. The charity will even cover your shipping costs! Donating unwanted cell phones to Cell Phones For Soldiers keeps our planet a little bit cleaner, while supporting our troops and veterans. The charity converts donated phones into calling cards for troops abroad and emergency funding for veterans in need.
In the spirit of Earth Day, we highlight the charitable efforts of the MBTA(Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) Sustainability department. In February, the MBTA launched a new cell phone collection campaign, installing two Cell Phones For Soldiers collection boxes at the North Station’s commuter rail concourse. T passengers can simply drop off their old cell phones on the way to work, making it easy for Boston-area commuters to donate unwanted devices to support military heroes. The drop boxes will rotate every two months to South Station, Back Bay Station then back to North Station.
In 2012, the MBTA rolled out an internal cell phone collection campaign, which brought in more than 4,000 cell phones for the charity and translated into more than 240,000 minutes of free talk time for troops abroad. The success of the internal program sparked the initiative to offer rail passengers a simple and easy way to recycle unwanted cell phones and support military members.
The MBTA Sustainability department’s new cell phone collection campaign for Cell Phones For Soldiers bolsters Boston’s “Green Efforts” while providing “A Lifeline For America’s Bravest.” The charity thanks the many supporters, like the MBTA and their commuters, who help collect unwanted cell phones for our troops, veterans and Mother Earth.