Back to school Time Means High Tech Fundraising Methods for Many Groups

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School groups, sports teams, clubs, and other non-profit groups are gearing up for start of the new school year with a way to help the environment and raise funds. People with old cell phones can donate them to a worthy cause through a web site that collects the phones and sends payments to a sponsoring organization. Consumers can help the environment and a worthwhile cause without spending any money out of their pocket.

The start of the new school year also means the start of fundraising plans for many school and youth groups looking for something easy to administer that will bring in need cash for activities. has added a new tool for groups to raise cash by collecting used cell phones, which enables organizations to effectively coordinate their fundraising using this on-line tool to manage their efforts from start to finish in a turn key system.

“We provide each group with a unique web site designed to enable their organization to take on-line donations of old cellular phones, provide free shipping to donors and send donation checks to the sponsoring organization. Just tell your potential donors to visit your group’s web site and click on the special button we provide. We do all the rest and the group just deposits the monthly checks we send,” explained James Mosieur of RMS Communications Group, Inc.

According to Inform, Inc., by 2005, about 130 million cell phones will be retired annually in the U.S. Non-profits groups can make a significant impact in protecting landfills and the environment from the hazardous waste contained in cell phones and batteries by using the free virtual donation program at

Donors can give their phones to the local group collecting them, or visit the special website unique to each group where they can print out a shipping label to send in wireless phones at no cost to the donor. The phones are then reconditioned by RMS and reused in poorer nations, and a payment for each donated phone is sent to the sponsoring charity or group.

“We create a donation website at no cost to the sponsoring group. The site enables organizations to tell people to go to the website to donate their phone. We do all the work from there, so the group doesn’t have to actually collect the phones. Using the free website we provide, organizations or individuals can determine the value of old cell phones, request shipping materials, and track the success of their fundraiser all with one convenient online tool,” said Mosieur.

A quick review of other websites offering to pay for used cell phones revealed that clearly offers the highest prices for the old phones, and in some cases pays double what others pay for the same phone. Sponsoring groups can keep track of how much has been collected, how much has been received, how much is yet to be paid, with comparisons of each month of activity all at one convenient web site.

The free donation site provided by to each group allows businesses and individuals to donate the proceeds of their used cell phones without any interaction from the charity or group. Donors can request prepaid shipping, and send their cell phone without cost to them. Groups can extend fundraising efforts beyond their local community using this virtual donation tool. It is possible to place a special virtual donation button on the sponsor’s site and other sites to allow people all over the country to donate phones to the cause.

“We even help fundraising groups with press releases, business flyers, thank you notes, helpful tips and more. Your success is our success and we want to do what we can to help,” said Mosieur. Youth groups, church groups, Scouts, athletic teams and others interested in raising funds by collecting old cell phones should visit or just call customer service toll-free at 1-800-627-2022.

About RMS

Since 1985, RMS Communications Group, Inc. has been a leading wireless wholesaler with customers all over the world. They support the wireless industry with innovative services designed to help service providers, wireless agents and corporate customers get the most out of their wireless devices. More information on RMS is available at


James Mosieur

RMS Communications Group, Inc

4551 NW 44th

Ocala, FL 34482

Phone: 352-369-3888

David M. Bresnahan, 801-562-5362

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