November 10 – December 11
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.
Cell Phones for Soldiers provide talk time to overseas troops so they can call home. Founded in 2004 by two young teenagers who were distraught after learning of a soldier who racked up an $8,000 phone bill while serving in Iraq, Cell Phones for Soldiers has since collected more than 20 million devices and given away more than 400 million minutes of talk time to service personnel.
Depending on the condition, the organization collects old phones, selling them to a recycler or an electronic refurbisher. It uses the proceeds to buy long-distance calling cards, which are distributed to men and women serving in the military. Each phone donated buys about one hour of talk time for soldiers.