Thursday, June 4, 2009

Do It For The Boys (And Girls Too!)

Have y'all heard of this awesomely neat non-profit organization called Cell Phones For Soldiers? You can send them your old cell phones, no postage necessary if you use one of their special mailing baggies. This gets your old phones (and those highly toxic batteries) out of your house. But the best part is that they turn around and exchange the donated phones for $. They turn the $ from one phone into a phone card worth about an hour of phone time for a soldier abroad. All from a piece of plastic junk collecting dust in your house right now.

Please go here today and have some of the of the postage-free plastic mailing envelopes sent to you. Perhaps you might even bring a few extra into your office or church or local book club so that everyone can both get rid of old junk and help give our soldiers some much needed phone time with family at home. I think it's so awesome that even those who are not in a position to donate money (they will of course take it though if you have it to donate), are still able to help. Between me and my father, we have four phones to mail in.

And while you are on the Cell Phones For Soldiers website, take a moment to read about the two kids....that's right....I said KIDS who started the organization. I can barely manage to plan a week's worth of meals and these two children started an impressive non-profit organization!!

10 comments:

Virginia Wed said...

this has been on my to do list. thanks so much for the info!

MG said...

Thank you for posting this!

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Thanks for sharing this. What a great concept!

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

Thanks for the info with three teenagers in my house I have an abundance of old cell phones. I am gonna look into it today!

QueenBeeSwain said...

this is great- thank you for the heads up and I'm going to send one- what a fabulous idea and you are great for keeping us in the know about this!

kHm

Chloe said...

I got a flyer for this at my town's memorial day parade. right now we're working on gathering up all the old phone, and off they go!

Wila (aka Ali) said...

I've heard of this organization, but thanks for the link for the envelopes. I'm surely going to send off for some, and pass some around to friends! Thanks!

thepreppyprincess said...

Thanks for posting this Miss Crocodile, they are a *great* organization.
Have a fab Friday!
tp

Europafox said...

This is a BRILLIANT initiative - I'm not sure if such a system exists over here but it would be great if it did - they need all the help / thanks we can give them!! Thanks for posting on my blog - Caspar's Kindergarten class is for 3-4 year olds - it's optional and not everyone chooses to enrol their child at that age but he has already finished almost a year of 'pre-school' at his nursery, which he started a year early! The Kindergarten is part of one school ages 3-18 and when he is 4 he will move into the 'prep-prep' (reception class) then prep. It seems so young to start him, but he is really ready and wil only do 9-3 - I am sure I'll cry on the first day!!

Kappa Prep said...

This is a such a wonderful cause. Thank you for spreading the word for our nation's heros!!

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