Recycle your old cell phones and send money to Haiti in the process!

There are an estimated 130 million phones retired in the United States every year. If even a small percentage of them are sent to Phones for Haiti, it would contribute millions of dollars towards relief from the devastating earthquake. ReCellular will give 100% of the phone value as a contribution to the American Red Cross; charities like the March of Dimes and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have already earned more than $10 million dollars in contributions through their partnerships with ReCellular.

With rescue and repair missions already underway, it is critical that funds get to the region quickly. By using the postage paid label, supporters can have their used phones sent to ReCellular within just a few days, allowing for the rapid distribution of funds. All phones are accepted, though newer phones will provide the most value to the charity – in some cases $100 or more.

A win/win IMO…. keep those old phones out of landfills, and help the victims of the earthquake.

I’m sending mine in and will be asking at the front office of my apartment complex tomorrow if I can put a drop box there and signs up in the mail gazebos to try to collect more phones from the complex. Simple to do, will cost me nothing other than a recycled cardboard box, and could do some good.

Maybe that’s really a win/win/win…… how often does THAT happen?


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. WarPony
    Jan 30, 2010 @ 10:22:20

    Trying to get in touch with you, I think your hotmail email and facebook have been hacked. They are trying to get people to send you money saying you are stranded in London and got mugged.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: