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Did You Know Your Old Cell Phones Can Help Others?

Since most people are on cell phone plans that include telephonic upgrades at the end of their contracts, hundreds of thousands of cell phones are disposed of on an annual basis. These cell phones are polluting to the environment and wasteful as they are still usable. What can you do with your no longer viable wireless phone that could make a difference in someone’s life?

There are several national non-profit causes that will accept your wireless phone, refurbish it, and give it to others who can’t afford to buy their own cell phone. The one donation channel for cell phones that I have been using for several years is right at the wireless phone company where I go for the upgrade which makes the transfer extremely easy and convenient.

Please look at the HopeLine recycling program that has been developed by the Verizon Wireless services to support domestic violence prevention and awareness programs across the United States. Some of the wireless phones are given directly to the domestic violence victims to provide a safety net when they can’t afford their own phones. Other wireless phones are collected and redistributed to fund grants that are given to domestic violence agencies and programs in every state.

You do not have to purchase a wireless phone or account from Verizon Wireless to be able to donate your old cell phone. There are donation boxes in the Verizon Wireless stores where you can put your cell phone without any obligations.

For more information on how to participate in the HopeLine donation program, please visit the online site at www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline , or visit your closest Verizon Wireless store for the details. You can also do an online search for other charities and organizations that will accept your used cell phones if you prefer to give yours to a different cause.

Just remember that you can use your discarded wireless phone for a number of worthy causes. You will enjoy knowing that your throw away cell phone can truly help others in need, and you will have the added benefit of having participated in making for a greener environment.

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