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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

16 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.

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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 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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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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 Autumn4

Donor

Rating: 5

I purchased 2 phones that were originally donated to Cell Phones for Soldiers and then refurbished by Dynamic Tech Direct. I love supporting as great cause and reusing vs buying new! My partner is a disabled veteran, and I feel good knowing I can support the soldiers and their loved ones!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

Cell Phones For Soldiers is a wonderful organization that provides free calling cards to our brave service men and women abroad so that they can call home for free. And it's all thanks to those volunteers and generous donors out there that collect and donate their old cell phones to the charity. Any active duty military member or veteran can request calling cards directly on their website. What a way to support our troops overseas so they can stay strong by connecting to their loved ones! They also support veterans in need with their sister charity Helping Heroes Home. Love this charity!

1 Lori51

Donor

Rating: 5

CPFS is a great way for me to put to better use the unused cell phones laying around my home. So many soldiers are deployed without a way to call home. I love that they will convert my old phones into calling cards.

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Donor

Rating: 5

CPFS is an organization that has made a huge difference in the lives our troops and their families. Check out the new initiative, Helping Heroes Home: www.helpingheroeshome.org

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Donor

Rating: 5

I was introduced to this site via my FRG group and in reading all that it has done I took it upon myself to collect cell phones from my family. Anything I can do even once my husband is back stateside will be done for this organization. GREAT WORK Thank you!

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Donor

Rating: 5

i donated my old cell phone to cellphones for soldiers it wa extremely easy for me to do, i personally i love this i can get rid of my old cellphones and help the soldiers out at the same time.

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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!