Ocala, FL (PRWEB) July 3, 2008
CellForCash.com announced that it has created a cell phone recycling campaign to help two brothers suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The purpose of the fundraiser is to help the boys' mother defray the cost of purchasing a special needs van for the pair. CellForCash.com, an online cell phone buy-back website, has agreed to make a $10.00 donation to the boys fund for each person who sells their phone through this campaign.
The brothers, Jackson and Hayden of Rochester, NY both suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This disease wastes away at muscle tissue and often leaves victims wheel chair dependant by the age of 12. Sadly, those afflicted rarely survive past the age of 30.
Diane Keeley, the boys' mother needs to purchase a wheelchair accessible van to accommodate both her sons. The price tag on such a vehicle is around $30,000. This single mother has been trying to raise money any way she can, including selling cell phones on CellForCash.com.
Her efforts caught the attention of CellForCash.com CEO James Mosieur. "When I heard the story about her two sons, it immediately hit home," Mosieur said. "I have three boys of my own and as a fellow parent wanted to help out."
This is where the public can get involved. By simply selling used cell phones on CellForCash.com each person can make a difference. "Our goal is to get 1,500 people to participate," states Keeley. "We receive a $10.00 donation per person and that would equal $15,000 and put us at half the cost of the van."
To assist Diane, CellForCash.com has also added a feature to the website which will allow supporters to donate a portion or the entire value of the check they would receive from selling their phones directly to Jackson and Hayden. Those who wish to sell their used cell phones and support this campaign or learn more can visit http://www.jacksonandhayden.cellforcash.com or contact Diane at 585-663-8404.
CellForCash.com pays cash for used cell phones and makes the process simple by displaying the phones it will buy and the prices it will pay for them right on the web site. It also provides sellers with pre-addressed, postage-paid mailing boxes. The site lists over 600 models from 21 manufacturers including Apple, Motorola, Nokia, LG, Rim and Samsung.