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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

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 220 million minutes of pre-paid calling cards Prevented more than 13 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 50,000 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 220 million minutes of free talk time for troops and veterans. On average, the charity fulfills 2,500 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.

Community Stories

9 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers has donated hundreds of calling cards to be placed into my care packages.
It is run by a fantastic family who has kept it very grassroots while providing so much to our military members.
I love this organization.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization and a great cause. CPFS made disposal of our old phones easy and we're glad it benefits our service members.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers is an outstanding organization! They bring one if the biggest joys in this world, connection back home when you are on the front lines. I appreciate everything that they do!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I would have appreciated being notified when my soldier received his phone card(s). You could raise additional funds by embedding a hyperlink into the "reply signature" from the card, or phone, asking for donations, I.E. "sent from my blackberry" or "sent from my verizon phone".

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I requested phone cards for my husband, who is stationed in Afghanistan. He received the cards pretty quickly - less than 60 days from the date they were requested. He was very grateful, and I am too, because it means our son and I get to talk to him more often!

1 sgtlevine

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a soldier and the need for my soldiers to be in touch with thier families is the most impotant thing for morale. the calling cards that were sent to mr for my soldiers were most apreciated.. Thank you for helping me keep my soldiers in touch with thier families abroad Great Job

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

One Word: Awesome. :) All i had to do was fill out an application for a calling card to be sent to my husband in afghanistan. Simple! One of the most important aspects of maintaining soldier morale is communication with their families, and they provided me with a way for us to contact eachother. brilliant.

1

Client Served

Rating: 1

I think it's a great thing, but it didn't work for my soldier. He never recieved any of the phone cards that were requested for him. Wonder why?