Save a Life: Donate your old Cell Phone to Hope Phones

Hope Phones was founded in 2009 as an innovative way to fund the
efforts of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit focused on advancing healthcare networks in
developing countries using mobile technology.

HOW IT WORKS Hope Phones helps community health workers connect distant
patients to a medical clinic. When you recycle a used cell phone through the Hope
Phones campaign, our recycling partner assigns a value to that phone that is transferred to our account so we can acquire appropriate technology for the field. A $10 cell phone will give 50 families access to emergency medical care, health information, transport services, and clinic resources. The average donated phone in the US will allow us to purchase 2-3 cell phones for the field. Smartphones can yield 5-10.

THE GOAL We are looking for dedicated organizations and corporate partners with
large fleets of phones to get involved with the cause. We take ANY phone - working or
not, and don't need chargers or accessories. Our recycling partner erases all data
through a certified and secure process.

Here are the facts . . .

  • 500,000 cell phones are trashed each day in the United States.
  • By recycling just 1% of those phones, Hope Phones can raise money to buy 1,000,000 new cell phones for Mobile Medics health workers . . and help save millions of lives.

How can you help? The following locations have Hope Phone Collection Boxes.

The Chamber of Central Mass South, 380 Main Street, Sturbridge, MA.

Bay Path College - Central Mass Campus, Route 20, Charlton, MA.

Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church, 9 Upper River St (Rt. 148), Brookfield, MA

The Sturbridge Coffee House, 455 Main Street (Rte. 20), Fiskdale (Sturbridge), MA



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Comment by CMS Chamber Online on December 13, 2011 at 1:33pm

Bring your old cell and drop it into our collection box at tonight's FUN at FIVE at Publick House. We thank you for supporting this great cause!

Comment by CMS Chamber Online on December 14, 2011 at 12:28pm

We collected four cell phones for HOPE PHONES at last night's Holiday Fun at Five and many, many non-perishable food items for Center Of Hope's food pantry. Thank you all for your kind generosity!


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