Great non-profit organization. They took my old useless cell phone and turned it into a calling card so my son could call home from Iraq. GREAT JOB!!
Great organization and a great cause. CPFS made disposal of our old phones easy and we're glad it benefits our service members.
I can't imagine being unable to speak to my family. What Cell Phones for Soldiers is doing to connect those serving our freedom with the ones they love the most is a wonderful thing!
Cell Phones for Soldiers is an excellent charity. Thank you for providing our service men and women the means to call home!
I was introduced to Cell Phones For Soldiers over a year ago. After researching this organization, I found that what they do for soldiers overseas is awesome! Giving our troops the opportunity to call back home and speak with family members (and not have to pay thousands of dollars) is just a great program. If you can, please donate to Cell Phone For Soldiers. It's very easy and doesn't take much time.
I can't say enough about Cell Phones for Soldiers. With friends and family of my own serving in the military, I can tell you that communication with family for these men and women are essential to their well being. I'm not sure where some of these soldiers would be personally if they didn't have access to services such as this. "Thank you" is a small gesture in light of the massive impact Cell Phones for Soldiers has for our loved ones in harms way. Keep up the great work!
Cell Phones for Soldiers made getting rid of our family's old cell phones easy, secure, and comforting knowing that our material was being handled properly, and the proceeds would benefit a great cause.
I graduated high school in 2001. Many of my friends joined the military immediately after graduation to help pay for college, to try and make a career out of it, for the benefits, or to serve the country they love. But it was peace time, and none of them expected to fight. Especially those who joined the National Guard. September 11th, 2001 changed all of that for all Americans. But specifically many of my friends who were now looking at deployments in hostile lands, and combat they never thought they'd see. Cell Phones for Soldiers was a blessing for several of my friends. What a fantastic idea, that became an amazing organization. Helping so many American patriots and hero's would have been enough in and of itself, but the environmental impact they are having by recycling the unused phones they receive is icing on the proverbial cake. I now work for a company that does much business with Cell Phones for Soldiers, Dynamic Recycling, and I think I can speak for everyone and say we are proud to be a small part of such an amazing group of people. Helping our warriors stay in contact with those they love, while helping preserve our planet for generations to come. Cell Phones for Soldiers has a bright future, and they help keep the home fires bright for those that protect us from afar.
What a great company, helping out our active duty Military and Veterans. Being able to communicate with family and friends is important and this company is helping these individuals who sacrifice so much for our country.
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!
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a wonderful organization. They are very helpful and courteous. The soldiers are in the charities best interest!!
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!
To whom it may concern,
My boyfriend is a deployed soldier who is in the Marines told me the other day that he some how dropped his phone in water which has ruined his iphone; he now has no way to talk to his son. Is there anyway to get him a free donated iphone sent to him ASAP? my name is Debra Arnold please respond ASAP to my email address: angeldebra0214@ymail. com please help me to make it possible so this sad deployed soldier can talk to his son, it is Christmas and he won't be able to come home for Christmas. Please help make this Christmas special for this father and son.
I am the President of the KIWANIS Club of Poway and have been assisting with the collection of gently used cell phones as the Program Chair for the Cell-Phones-for-Soldiers (CPFS) organization. Our team of volunteers (Bob K., Dave M. & I) have it down to a science. Simply stated, Bob and I periodically collect the cell phones from collection boxes placed at our High School, Library, Local Banks and a few restaurants and then pass them on to Dave. Dave is our key volunteer for this program since he removes the batteries and also the sim cards from the phones, since many donors forget to remove both before donating their phone. Dave returns them to me and I obtain a prepaid shipping label from the CPFS organization so that (non-officer) military personnel stationed overseas can call their loved ones back home in the USA. As of today, our KIWANIS Club of Poway has collected over 2,600 cell phones since April 2012! Ten years ago our Poway City Council adopted the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion of the 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton. These courageous men and women serving our country were able to utilize the 60 minute prepaid calling cards (each phone collected earns one 60 minute prepaid international calling card) while stationed on overseas duty, since their Family Readiness Officer (Michelle K) reached out to CPFS to obtain more than 300 calling cards for the 1st LAR Battalion unit. Last year, I was collecting a box of recyclable cell phones, and a mother of a military troop said she was really excited to learn about this great program and would have her son contact the CPFS organization to see if he could qualify in obtaining a phone card since he was stationed in the Middle East. This mother said she rarely spoke to her young 20 year old son because they had to limit their conversation to 3 minutes since the costs were prohibitive (she quoted me $40/minute). Tears filled my eyes since I am a mother and cannot imagine the feeling of being limited in speaking to my son/daughter for only 3 minutes twice a month. We often take freedom for granted but must remember to help those who continue to fight for freedom and democracy. If you have cell phones that are no longer being used, please donate them to the CPFS program. Website: http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com/ THANK YOU.
God Bless America,
Joyce H., KIWANIS Club of Poway, President
I am speaking as a mother, I feel that if this program assisting soldiers did not exist, families would not be able to keep in touch with loved ones. It is important for people here at home, to hear, from our beloved soldiers here and abroad
I am from the corporate office of Pak Mail Centers of America, and our office and our nationwide franchised locations are long time supporters of Cell Phones for Soldiers. This organization is one of the most amazing non-profit operations that supports our military.
We recently teamed up with Cell Phones for Soldiers for a month-long phone donation drive for Military Appreciation Month this past May. Our franchisees look forward to helping boost cell phone donations, and when we have military-focused events, holidays, and everyday social media promotions, we always look for ways to team with with CPFS.
Pak Mail locations collect mobile phone donations and ship to Cell Phones for Soldiers partner, who refurbishes the phones to then provide calling cards for soldiers serving overseas. It is a program that all Pak Mail locations are proud to support, and we are proud to partner and support Cell Phones for Soldiers in any way that we can!
Hello, I was introduced to Cell Phones For Soldiers when my son was sent to OIF in 2005. I worked for a local "Bank" at that time that had a Veterans Team Member Network program and I became involved with them. While we were gathering items to send overseas to the troops I heard about this program. I gathered cell phones from our whole Division and then some from other Divisions and turned them in on a quarterly basis. I was able to speak to my son daily through his MOS being in communications, but the other men (USMarines) didn't have that luxury so I began sending them cards. It truly made their days knowing they could call home and talk with their friends and families, just to hear a familiar voice, and it was a free gift.
Our military gives so much for us, along with their families. This program has been a God send to those who had no other way to call home. The process of gathering these phones and submitting them to the addressed facility is all very simple..........
I would like to say thank you to the brother/sister team that created this option. You have done an absolutely awesome job and from what I recently read on your website you have started branching out for the Veterans that are returning home. Stick with it, we will continue to help you and our military, just keep us posted............. From a Very Proud USM MOM, I thank you. Georgina Turner, Salisbury NC 10202014
I was first involved with Cell Phones for Soldiers as an employee of the company that processed the donated phones. I was so impressed with the dedication, hard work, compassion and caring of the organization and in particular the Bergquist family. Their tireless efforts have improved the lives of thousands of military men and women and their families. It is an honor to continue to support this organization as a donor and volunteer.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004 by siblings, Brittany and Robbie Bergquist when they were just 12 and 13 years old. The mission of the charity is to provide free communications to troops before, during and after deployment. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers provides over 7,000 prepaid calling cards every week. This enables military families to talk to their loved ones without creating a financial burden. Thousands of troops and their families have been given the priceless gift of a phone call home, as they defend our freedom across the globe.
Beginning at a dining room table by 2 very compassionate teens, Cell Phones for Soldiers was born. This organization has provided that ever-important link to their loved ones at no cost while serving far from home. In my opinion, Cell Phones For Soldiers is the greatest non-profit for providing free calling cards to our service men and women.
I have worked with Cell Phones For Soldiers since they were founded in 2004. They have changed the lives of thousands of military families by providing free calling cards to our troops which allow them to stay connected to their families while they are deployed all around the globe. Cell Phones For Soldiers has been the life mission of the Bergquist family for the last decade and as the charity enters its second decade they are expanding their mission to provide support to our military veterans through Helping Heroes Home, a sister organization to Cell Phones For Soldiers, This selfless family is devoted to giving back to our troops and veterans who have done so much for our great country.