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Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc

Rating: 4.85 stars   68 reviews 7,976

Nonprofit Issues:

Veterans

Address:

243 Winter St Norwell MA 02061 USA

Mission:

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing free means of communication to the men and women serving in the United States military.

Results:

Provided more than 90 million minutes of pre-paid calling cards Prevented more than 7.5 million phones from ending up in landfills Cell Phones for Soldiers mails approximately 10,000 calling cards a week

Target demographics:

troops and veterans.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

more than 380,000 troops and veterans with communication tools/calling cards

Programs:

Minutes That Matter, the charity’s long-standing program, provides free calling cards to servicemen and women. Since 2004, the charity has provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time for troops and veterans. On average, the charity fulfills 7,500 calling card requests each week. Helping Heroes Home, was created July 2012 to aid veterans with emergency financial assistance. The program assists with one-time emergency needs such as providing a cell phone and service; computer and internet; paying for rent to avoid eviction; imperative car repairs; and more.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

2 people found this review helpful

Some Fast Facts about Cell Phones for Soldiers and Helping Heroes Home:

Since 2004, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided troops with more than 204 million minutes of free talk time and distributed more than 2.9 million international calling cards through its program, Minutes That Matter.

Since 2004, more than 11 million cell phones have been recycled, reducing the impact on landfills.

In 2013, Cell Phones For Soldiers distributed more than 23 million minutes of free talk time and more
than 380,000 calling cards!

A $5 donation warrants 2.5 hours of talk time; a $100.00 donation gives 50 hours or 3,000 minutes of talk time.

There are more than 3,100 public collection points across the nation.

In 2012, Cell Phones For Soldiers launched its newest program, Helping Heroes Home.
Helping Heroes Home provides emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.

Since July 2012, Helping Heroes Home has assisted more than 2500 veterans and their families with emergency funding.

We are so proud to be able to continue to support our brave American troops and their families.
We couldn't do this without our volunteers and donors who so generously give of their time, energy, old cell phones, and funds to make life a bit easier for our service members and veterans. Thank you!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Since 2004 Cell Phones for Soldiers has made a difference in the lives of our military members and their loved ones by helping them with their communication needs. We couldn't do this without our wonderful volunteers: individuals, businesses, schools, religious groups, military groups, and large corporations have made Cell Phones for Soldiers what it is today. Together, through the recycling of cell phones~ especially smart phones~ we have been able to provide millions of minutes of talk time. We look forward to continuing to assist our active duty troops as well as our returning veterans through Helping Heroes Home: www.helpingheroeshome.org. Thank you for your continued support!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Growing up as a military child, I often went long periods of time without seeing my dad. We didn't have cell phones then. Now, Cell Phones for Soldiers gives families a line of communication, that we previously never had. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a caring and giving organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Cell Phones For Soldiers is great company, supporting a great cause! I am proud to support CPFS, as I appreciate their dedication/passion for providing our Soldiers with free communication services and emergency funding, all while protecting the environment through utilizing proper recycling methods in processing all cell phones that are donated.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm so proud to be part of an organization that does so much for active duty military members through Cell Phones for Soldiers and Minutes That Matter as well as helping our veterans through the Helping Heroes Home program.
We couldn't continue without the wonderful efforts of our volunteers throughout the country who set up drop off sites to collect used cell phones. Thank you for your support!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

They really go above and beyond the call of duty. It is a great service they provide and it has helped multiple people I know.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I think this is a fantastic organization that not only helps our troops but improves our environment as well! How fantastic!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Great organization and a great cause, thank you for everything you do for our military!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

As a veteran of the US Air Force this charity means a lot to myself as well as fellow veterans and active service members.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Cell Phones is a Great Charity! I have gotten the privilege to see the inner workings of their process, and they are defiantly dedicated to providing the best service. From the moment the donation is received all the way until the benefits of the charity are given to our armed forces overseas, every phone is tracked maliciously to ensure data security. Their sorting and data sanitation process is nothing short of incredible! It's truly amazing to see how much effort goes into the processing of these phones to generate a great finished product. what is inst there to like? They turn our a great product, and it benefits our armed forces over seas!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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1 person found this review helpful

amazing thing that they are doing for the soldiers and the handling of the phones is amazing!!!!!!

 
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