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  

1 person found this review helpful

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.

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donated phone cards to benefit troops in harm's way.

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