Clifton Park and Albany NY Homes for Sale: Clifton Park NY - Cell Phones for Soldiers

Clifton Park NY - Cell Phones for Soldiers

Clifton Park NY - Cell Phones for Soldiers


Cell Phones for Soldiers Before Cell Phones for Soldiers Now

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas. To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 50,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.

The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.

“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer.  Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501c3 non-profit organization has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas.

“Cell Phones for Soldiers started as a small way to show our family’s appreciation for the men and women who have sacrificed the day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces,” says the teens’ father, Bob Bergquist. “Over the past few years, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue to grow as more troops are sent overseas for longer assignments.”

Through increased fund-raising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to raise more than $9 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones with prepaid service to allow soldiers abroad to see their families on a regular basis.

Please visit their web site HERE.



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Comment balloon 4 commentsLewis Beynon • February 22 2010 07:46PM


Dear Mr. Beynon,

Thanks so much for your willingness to spread awareness about the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.  It is because of people like you that we are able to distribute over 7,000 calling cards per week so that our deployed service men and women can connect with their loved ones.  We are truly grateful for your support!

Karen Greene

Program Manager for CPFS at ReCellular


Posted by Karen Greene almost 9 years ago

GOOD MORNING LEWIS!This is my favorite post of the day!   Thanks for sharing! -- Gabrielle

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) almost 9 years ago


Cool, I am off to look at the link, as I have some old cell phones I didn't know what to do with.  Awesome idea to share!

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) almost 9 years ago

GABRIELLE - Thanks for subscribing to my blog and helping to build a great AR community.

MICHELLE - You can also print out a FREE postage paid shipping label right from their site.  Best wishes from Clifton Park, NY.

Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (Norris Team of Century 21 Triangle Group) almost 9 years ago

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