CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC Overview
Target demographics: troops and veterans.
Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 380,000 troops and veterans with communication tools/calling cards
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Organize a cell phone collection drive in your neighborhood, local school organization, or youth group. Initiate a fundraising opportunity such as a bake sales, raffle, car wash, sports party, pancake or BBQ sale.
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.
Prevented more than 7.5 million phones from ending up in landfills
Cell Phones for Soldiers mails approximately 10,000 calling cards a week