CELL PHONES FOR SOLDIERS INC

Rating: 4.78 stars   40 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Embed a "text message link" to solicit donations from users, and receivers, asking them to "Pay It Forward". Contact lisa@sendsavings.com for a text message fundraising idea for non-profits.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach out to all of our armed forces members across the world with support.

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I had received notification of my soldiers receipt of the phone card(s), even if he didn't use them to call me.

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This is a great concept.

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One time

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to talk with my husband, who is deployed to Afghanistan, and being able to allow him to talk to our 5-year-old son!

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One time

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2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

how helpful toward morale and welfare of soldiers

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help all soldiers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

conquer the world! :) (in a good way)

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One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

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?

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide free phone home services for our deployed troops!

Ways to make it better...

my son had received his phone card.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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