Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Provide Prepaid Calling Cards Through CellPhonesforSoldiers.com

Yesterday I got a book in the mail from Amazon. Given how many books I order from Amazon, this was no big deal. Except that this time, enclosed with the book was a postage paid mailer to send in old cell phones in order to support the mission of cellphonesforsoldiers.com.

I ran into the bedroom and got two old cells that I had wanted to give away to some place where the cells could help out. And lo and behold, here was an opportunity where these two cells could do real good.

Here’s what the website for this organization started by young teens says:

The Cell Phones for Soldiers program was started in April 2004 by 13-year-old Brittany Bergquist and her 12-year-old brother Robbie of Norwell, Massachusetts.

Robbie and Brittany's goal is to help our soldiers serving overseas call home. They hope to provide as many soldiers as possible with prepaid calling cards. Through generous donations and the recycling of used cell phones, Robbie and Brittany have already distributed thousands of calling cards to soldiers around the globe.

Go to the website to learn how sending in old cell phones turns into prepaid calling cards. And read what these two teens have accomplished so far and what their current goal is.

Let’s spread the word about this program. Sending in your old cells can do so much good – and at the same time be kind to the environment (fewer landfills).

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