Cell Phones for Soldiers
Official Warren ~ Detroit Area Drop-Off Facility
Multistate Milex Auto Care is proud to be doing our part in helping the greater Warren ~ Detroit area support our troops. As an official Cell Phones For Soldiers Drop-Off Location, customers of Multistate Milex Auto Care and residents of the greater Warren ~ Detroit area can drop off their slightly used or newer cell phones at our shop (during normal business hours) for the benefit of our military members overseas serving our great nation. Donated phones are resold or scrapped and proceeds go to providing lifelines for America's bravest.
About Cell Phones For Soldiers
Cell Phones For Soldiers was founded by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, Mass., at the ages of 12 and 13. Since 2004, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. The charity works with volunteers across the country to collect and recycle cell phones to benefit military members. The proceeds from recycling the phones are used to fund the charity's two programs, Minutes That Matter and Helping Heroes Home.
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 210 million minutes of free talk time for troops and veterans. Calling cards can be requested from the charity's website, cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
The newest program, 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. Veterans in need of assistance can apply online at cellphoensforsoldiers.com.
Used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted. Each $5 contribution, or donated device valued at $5, will provide troops and veterans with 2.5 hours of FREE talk time. The organization has prevented more than 11.3 million cell phones from ending up in landfills.
Questions & Answers
Q: Is Cell Phones For Soldiers a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization?
Absolutely. Their 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter may be viewed by clicking here.
Q: May I drop off any type of cell phone?
Yes, you can drop off any and all types of cell phones from any carrier at Multistate Milex Auto Care. Gently-used and newer phones are most desired, however, proceeds are still generated from the recycling of broken and dated telephones. Chargers and accessories are not required to donate. Instruction manuals are not necessary and should not be dropped off.
Q: How do I donate a cell phone?
If desired and instead of dropping off phones at Multistate Milex Auto Care, phones can be mailed directly to the Cell Phones For Soldiers recycling partner at the address listed below:
Cell Phones For Soldiers
4500 Cambridge Rd, Dock Door 9/10
Fort Worth, TX
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