Used Cell Phones Garner Cash for Consumers, Charities

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Project RE-cell and donate profits to UNICEFÂ?s Tsunami Relief Fund.

cell and are sending a portion of their profits from the sale of used cell phones to UNICEF’s Tsunami Relief Fund during April and May.

The two sister companies offer alternatives to consumers who would otherwise throw their used cell phones in the trash and pollute the environment.

Project RE-cell collects used cell phones and recycles the obsolete phones to organizations that can use them for emergency calls only; the others are redistributed through secondary markets. A portion of Project Re-Cell’s profits on the sale of these latter phones are being donated to the UNICEF Tsunami Relief Fund, which is helping victims of the powerful Dec. 26 tsunami in the Indian Ocean., a nation-wide organization, offers cash for used cell phones that are in good condition, allowing cell phone users to recoup some of their costs.

“With over 150 million cell phones being retired this year, we all have a lot of work to do,” says Michael Green, co-founder of Project RE-cell and

Project RE-cell collects used cell phones through various methods in Idaho and will be expanding into California this week. One method is through fundraisers put on by schools and other organizations, which collect the used cell phones to sell to Project RE-cell. The proceeds can then benefit area schools, churches and other charities, such as the UNICEF Tsunami Relief Fund. Select retailers also collect the cell phones for Project RE-cell through their collection boxes. offers a simple way for consumers to get cash for their used cell phones. After locating the phone brand in the cell phone list at, consumers can fill out an order form online and will send out a prepaid mailing label or other reimbursement for shipping costs. Prices for used cell phones vary by model and range from $2 to $100 or more.

The ultimate goal of these two divisions is to raise public awareness and responsibility for proper wireless waste disposal.

With an overwhelming number of cell phones potentially reaching landfills, Project RE-cell and are working hard to make the public aware of the alternatives they have to throwing away their cell phones.

About Project RE-cell and

Project RE-cell and answer the most common question, “What do I do with my old cell phone?” Their mission is to reduce the negative impacts of wireless device disposal to our environment and to help local and national charities, schools, and churches with fundraising opportunities.

Project RE-cell is able to carry out this mission by the sponsorship and support of small businesses, schools, and individual donations. Area businesses, schools, and churches provide convenient locations to drop off cell phones, thus relieving our landfills and our environment of the toxins and other negative impacts from wireless devices that have not been properly disposed. Cell phone donations will benefit local and national charities as well as schools and churches. For the months of April and May, the sponsored charity is UNICEF Tsunami Relief Fund.

To find out more about how cash for used cell phones can benefit the Tsunami Relief Fund, visit or


Brent Seamons

Project RE-cell LLC



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