CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS
Support our troops. Give an American soldier a chance to talk to loved ones just by donating your used cell phones and accessories. We are an official drop-off point for Cell Phones for Soldiers. This organization recycles used cell phones and other items to provide phone calling cards for our military stationed throughout the world.
Cell Phones for Soldiers makes contact to home a reality for soldiers. The high cost of calling home prompted two concerned teenagers to start this program with $21 of their money. Brittany and Robbie Bergquist and their family enlisted the help of sponsors and phone companies to recycle used cell phones to provide calling cards. 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 fundraising 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.
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