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Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc

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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

92 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am an American soldier and wanted to thank "Cell phones for soldiers INC" for sending me and my battle buddy phone cards to be able to call our families and hear the voices of our kids and loved ones. Thanks for support and care!

1 sgtlevine

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been collecting Cell Phones for Soldiers for 3 1/2 years now and have collected over 4500 phones and still going strong. When I need phone cards for our area soldiers and their troops, it is never a problem. No matter the qty. It is a very rewarding feeling to know that our soldiers can communicate with their families while they are deployed.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I started this project in our Crestview Rotary Club about five years ago. It is so easy. Rotarians collect the cell phones, I pack them, download the postage, and mail them the next day. We received a Certificate of Appreciation for 11,280 minutes for our soldiers. The site allows you to put a soldier's APO address in to receive cell phone minutes. Everyone enjoys getting rid of their old cell phones for such a worthy cause! Dawn Helms - Crestview, FL

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Donor

Rating: 5

Thanks to this great program, we received many phone cards for our constantly deploying Airmen. We are stationed in Germany and our young men and women deploy to war torn areas all year long. I personally started collecting cell phones to be sent to this company to be recycled: it rids us of unwanted electronic waste and it helps earn phone cards for our Airmen. Thank you!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I was excited when I could get my brother who is in Afghanistan phone cards for him and his guys. Comunication with family is very important.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found out about Cell Phones for Soldiers while helping my son find an Eagle Scout project. This has been the most rewarding experience of his and my life. He collected 1399 cell phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Great people to work with!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

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Client Served

Rating: 1

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?