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Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc

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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

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers is such a wonderful nonprofit. We're so proud to support them and LOVE sending donations to them. Gail & Bob stopped in our store with a framed certificate which made all of our employees feel appreciated. They're great people doing wonderful work for our bravest.

Paul M.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Raising money for Cell Phones For Soldiers was an incredible Opportunity. They do amazing work and truly make an impact for our service men and women as well as veterans.

2 Phillip A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Robbie has done amazing things for the charity. What a great cause! Keep it up Arby!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Some of the most caring people I've ever met in my life, truly dedicated to the cause and their craft. It was a pleasure and a joy to witness the dedication in person. Excellent work and please keep it up!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided tens of thousands of military members with invaluable conversations with loved ones while on deployment for over 10 years. I have personally, and honorably volunteered for this organization several times and know the founding family well.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers continues to provide an important service to our troops overseas. Being able to call home should never be a worry and this charity does a tremendous job ensuring that is, in fact,the case. CPFS has demonstrated a long-term commitment to this cause and putting our troops first.

2 Beth Soule M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known the founders of CPFS since they were babies, and it is incredible to see the adults they have grown into and the time and effort they put into their philanthropic endeavours. From the concept to the execution, CPFS has connected countless amounts of soldiers with their families, while also reducing waste and recycling the phones. Truly inspirational!!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit with staying power. They've been around for over a decade and have a track record of providing consistent assistance to men and women who are serving our country both in the United States and abroad. One of the things I always check when making a donation is what a charity's overhead is. Cell Phones for Soldiers still maintains an incredibly low overhead cost, which allows a majority of an individual's donation to go toward the cause they intend to help. I am confident that not only is my money going as far as possible, but also that each time I donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers the calling cards provided will keep families in contact during what amounts to a very stressful and difficult time.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Non-Profit. Highly respected and very beneficial to the veterans and deployed in need

2

Advisor

Rating: 5

I work with this organization to get the word out about its amazing mission. There are so many benefits: Helping the troops stay connected with home during deployment (and helping to keep their morale high!); helping our incredible veterans adjust to civilian life; and keeping harmful electronic waste out of our landfills!

Working with Cell Phones For Soldiers is so rewarding!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

As the Mom of co-founders, Brittany and Robbie Bergquist, I continue to be amazed by the outpouring of support for our troops from our supporters and volunteers throughout the country.
Since 2004, as a family, we have been so proud to be able to help our brave military members.
Our additional program, Helping Heroes Home, enables us to assist our needy veterans.

2 Barbara236

Donor

Rating: 5

Cell Phone's for Soldiers is a wonderful organization to work with. They make it as easy as possible to make your donations and provide a wonderful service to our Military.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Great mission! Donated my cell phone today at one of their drop off locations.

5

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.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Growing up as a military child, I often went long periods of time without seeing my dad. We didn't have cell phones then. Now, Cell Phones for Soldiers gives families a line of communication, that we previously never had. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to work with such a caring and giving organization.

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cell Phones For Soldiers is great company, supporting a great cause! I am proud to support CPFS, as I appreciate their dedication/passion for providing our Soldiers with free communication services and emergency funding, all while protecting the environment through utilizing proper recycling methods in processing all cell phones that are donated.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm so proud to be part of an organization that does so much for active duty military members through Cell Phones for Soldiers and Minutes That Matter as well as helping our veterans through the Helping Heroes Home program.
We couldn't continue without the wonderful efforts of our volunteers throughout the country who set up drop off sites to collect used cell phones. Thank you for your support!

4

Donor

Rating: 5

They really go above and beyond the call of duty. It is a great service they provide and it has helped multiple people I know.

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!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization and a great cause, thank you for everything you do for our military!