Cell Phones for Food

Did Santa bring you that new iPhone or Android you had on your list?

Don’t just toss your old cell phone into the back of a drawer—donate it. Several fire stations around the country take old cell phones and re-program them for use by women who are residents at shelters. Other organizations re-outfit them for overseas soldiers. Look for some ideas from a previous post here.

A new idea is to donate that old cell to The 4th Bin, e-waste rescuers and recyclers. You can go to their site, print a pre-paid mailing label, send along your formerly indispensable phone or message device, and all the proceeds go to City Harvest and their programs to feed the hungry and homeless.

It doesn’t get much easier than that (and helps support you in your New Year’s resolution to clean up and get organized too).

One response to this post.

  1. […] no longer used. I send old cell phones to recycling programs for battered women’s shelters or food programs. Have helped friends contribute computers to the Help Kenya Project, and have written about ways to […]


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