Latest Cell Phones for Soldiers Stories

2010-03-01 09:59:00

DETROIT, March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc. today announced it will be a proud sponsor of Cell Phones for Soldiers during the months of March and April. Little Caesars will collect used cell phones to help raise money for calling cards so our troops can call home. Beginning March 1, postage-paid envelopes will be available to Little Caesars customers across the country so they can donate their old cell phones to support our troops. Each retired cell phone donated...

2010-01-14 15:28:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ --ReCellular today announced a new way for Americans to provide support to the millions of victims of the January 12th earthquake in Haiti. Used cell phones can be sent in by downloading a prepaid mailing label at www.phonesforhaiti.com, with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross' charitable efforts. "The devastation in Haiti is slowly becoming all too clear," said Steve Manning, ReCellular CEO. "Sending in your used phone is a simple and...

2010-01-11 11:49:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a growing need to support military members returning from active duty, Cell Phones for Soldiers today announced an expansion of their services by offering free cell phones to all armed forces returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan. To achieve this goal, the charity is calling on all Americans to donate their old phones to the cause. The free phones are drawn from those donated by individuals and corporations; to achieve this...

2009-07-01 07:56:00

DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At more than 3.6 million recycled cell phones and counting since July 2007, Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) and AT&T* are sharing fireworks with patriots, environmentalists, and young people across the country this Independence Day. Sparking more enthusiasm for the cause, the two are launching a new "double duty" advocacy campaign that empowers young people of all ages to make a difference this summer for military families and the environment by...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

Company Donation to Provide 450,000 Minutes of Calling Time for Troops Serving Overseas WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Cable's Eastern Division today announced the donation of 7,500 cell phones to Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS), an organization that works to keep troops serving overseas connected with family and loved ones back home. Comcast's year-long collection effort has netted enough cell phones to provide 450,000 minutes of calling time in pre-paid calling cards toward...

2009-04-20 07:02:00

Wireless Users, AT&T and CPFS Have Helped Avoid 153 Tons of E-Waste In the Past Year; New Advocacy Campaign Launching to Reach More Young People Across the U.S. DALLAS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With Earth Day only days away, AT&T* and Cell Phones For Soldiers (CPFS) are celebrating a new milestone: With the help of thousands of wireless customers across the country, AT&T and the charity have recycled more than 2.5 million wireless devices since Earth Day 2008, beating...

2009-04-14 07:00:00

While some old cell phones pile up in closets, drawers, and other out-of-the-way places, most wind up in landfills, where their toxic elements are left to contaminate the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the government and private industry are working to get cell phone users to recycle their phones. In 2007, only 10 percent of 140 million phones were recycled.  The rest were stored away or put into the trash, said Latisha Petteway, an EPA spokeswoman....

2009-03-04 09:00:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Pak Mail centers around the country collected more than 17,700 unused cell phones that have been donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers, an organization that recycles the phones and uses the proceeds to buy prepaid calling cards that are sent to soldiers. The recycled cell phones collected by Pak Mail resulted in 1,070,000 minutes of talk time connecting soldiers with their families. "Our armed forces count on the support of Americans to connect...

2009-02-20 11:17:00

2008 ReCellular Corporate Sustainability Report Details Cell Phone Collections, Charitable Fundraising, Reuse Processes, and Recycling Results ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- ReCellular, the world's leading electronics-sustainability firm, collected and processed 5.5 million phones for reuse and recycling in 2008. This represents a 35 percent increase year-over-year, reflecting ReCellular's ongoing efforts to increase the availability and consumer awareness of cell-phone recycling...

2008-12-08 16:08:00

NORWELL, Mass., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Phones for Soldiers wants to provide free calling cards to all U.S. troops serving overseas this holiday season. To help realize that goal, the organization is launching a new online community that connects individual Americans with members of our Armed Forces. At http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, families and friends of military members can post images and stories of troops stationed abroad. Americans can search the database, and give the...

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