Service Project: Cell Phones for Soldiers

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Help our troops by donating your old cell phones, working or not, to Cell Phones for Soldiers. Donated phones are responsibly recycled at Michigan-based ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone, and the proceeds are used to purchase prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas.

Your donation to Cell Phones for Soldiers does more than just recycle your old cell phone and keep dangerous toxins such as lead, bromine, chlorine, mercury, cadmium, and lithium out of landfills. For every donated phone, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed soldiers!

To a military family, a phone call home is priceless. The Armed Forces Services Exchange operates telephone call centers in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and other countries and aboard ships – anywhere service members are deployed. But these phone calls are expensive. A phone call from overseas can cost $7 to $8 per minute. Cell Phones for Soldiers addresses an everyday emotional need that everyone has experienced: the imperative to phone home, to hear a familiar voice while far away.

How to Donate

Donations can be brought to the CFI Michigan office at 3777 44th Street in Grand Rapids, MI. A donation box is located in the south vestibule, facing 44th Street. The outer door is unlocked, and is accessible 24/7. CFI Members can also donate phones at certain CFI events - ask Event Host for Details.

Additional Details

CFI Secular Service is a program of CFI Michigan that is working to support CFI’s mission by translating humanist values into action for the common good. Secular Service is working to provide opportunities for members to engage in community service and outreach throughout the year.

Learn more about CFI Secular Service here. If you would like additional information about upcoming Secular Service projects or have questions - please contact Cindy Krieg: Email or call 616-698-2342.