Not only can you do something that significantly benefits the environment, you give potentially life-saving assistance to at-risk seniors at the same time.
(PRWEB) March 29, 2011
Secure the Call (STC) and a number of its partners have joined together to help collect 300,000 used and unwanted cell phones to be given out for free to seniors around the country taking the AARP safety refresher driver course.
STC is encouraging companies to sign up for an April drive to collect used cell phones from their employees and customers. To date, several national organizations have signed up to host a cell phone collection drive with STC, including Boston Properties, Transwestern, Kaiser Permanente, General Electric and Whole Foods Markets.
“With Earth Day coming up in April, now is the perfect time to do something useful with those old cell phones that are just sitting in drawers,” said STC President Mike Morgan. “Not only can you do something that significantly benefits the environment, you give potentially life-saving assistance to at-risk seniors at the same time.“
STC hopes to give a free cell phone to anyone who takes the safety refresher course and who does not have a cell phone to contact “911” in case of an emergency. The class, offered to seniors throughout the country, is a 6-hour refresher program designed to improve driver safety among seniors.
Holding a one month cell drive could not be easier. STC provides organizations with a collection barrel and everything else that they need to hold a successful drive. Companies interested in starting a drive should sign up at http://www.securethecall.org. Individuals who want to donate one or more phones can also download a return label and send it to STC directly.
Secure the Call is a 501(c)(3) charity, organized in 2003, which collects and re-distributes thousands of unwanted cell phones annually. After donated phones have been charged and purged of all personal data they are packaged with directions and sent to one of 400 Community Partners around the country who give the phones free of charge to needy and at-risk seniors and domestic abuse victims in 47 states.
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