Over 1.8 million nonprofits and charities for donors, volunteers and funders

Claim This Nonprofit

More Info

Add to Favorites

Share this Nonprofit

Donate

Volunteering Oportunities

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

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a solid nonprofit organization with a mission second to none.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I would recommend Cell Phones For Soldiers to anyone! They help soldiers in need when they return from duty and help them stay connected with the people they love while oversees defending our country. Further they help us reuse or recycle our phones responsibly when we don't know what else to do with them. Feel good twice...

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a wonderful organization. They are very helpful and courteous. The soldiers are in the charities best interest!!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I run a small non-profit in memory of my husband who was killed in the 9/11 attacks. In addition to providing local assistance to families who need it, we support the military in a variety of ways, including sending care packages and hosting a large holiday party for families of the deployed, injured and fallen service members. CellPhones for Soldiers is always where we turn so we can include phone cards in the packages. CPFS has also made a generous donation to help support the holiday party. Additionally, they donate 500 - 1000 phone cards each September to Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund for our 9/11 Service project, when we send 500-1000 care packages to the deployed troops. CellPhones for Soldiers is how service members connect with their loved ones at home. They go above and beyond, sometimes providing ipads or phones to soldiers who need them in unique situations. CPFS founders, Brittany and Robbie (and their parents), are my personal heroes and a great example of how a basic idea CAN make a significant difference!

1 TheHugsLady

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Hugs Project has had a working relationship with Cell Phones for Soldiers for several years now. Our nationwide members recycle phones with them and they in turn provide phone cards for the troops we send care packages. This year we sent out almost 4,000 Christmas care packages and more than 3,000 boxes throughout the rest of the year. Each Christmas box had a phone card so that the young service member could call home and wish someone he/she loves a Merry Christmas. This was wonderful for our troops and only possible because of the caring of the CPFS organization. Our troops receive a LOT of things in the boxes we send out but I think none is as well received as the chance to call someone back home and for that we (and they) say thank you to Cell Phones for Soldiers from the bottom of our hearts. I just wish it was possible to give more than 5 stars because they've earned it.