Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to keep military families connected by providing FREE communication tools to those serving overseas in the United States military. In seven years, the registered 501(c)(3) has provided troops with more than 2.5 million prepaid calling cards, equating to 181 million minutes of FREE talk time.
Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to continue its mission to provide troops with FREE calls home through generous monetary contributions and the recycling of used mobile phones. Used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted. Each $5 contribution, or donated device valued at $5, will provide troops with 2.5 hours of FREE talk time.
HOW/WHERE TO DONATE
Donated cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money we receive from recycling cell phones is used to purchase calling cards that we send to troops in need.
Drop cell phones off at participating PenAir locations:
8460 N. Century Blvd., Century
5570 W. Hwy 98, Pensacola
305 W. Gregory St., Pensacola
10010 Eastern Shore Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL
1301 S. McKenzie St., Foley, AL
3591 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze
5056 Dogwood Dr., Milton
5434 Dogwood Dr., Milton
21 Cunningham St., Pensacola
1495 E. Nine Mile Rd., Pensacola
60 Industrial Blvd., Pensacola
4586 Hwy. 90, Pace
2155 Hwy 59S, Robertsdale, AL
4523 Saufley Field Rd., Pensacola
7180 Langley St., Bldg. 1417, Whiting Field
Q. What types of cell phones do you want?
A. We will accept any type of cell phone.
Q. What do you do with the cell phones?
A. The cell phones are sold to a company that recycles them. The money that we get for the phones is used to purchase calling cards that we send to our soldiers serving.
Q. Do you send any cell phones to the soldiers?
A. No. Most of the cell phones that we receive are not GSM enabled, therefore would not work in the Middle East. In addition, for security reasons, we cannot send a cell phone directly to a US soldier serving in a war zone.
Q. Can I donate a calling card to a specific soldier or unit?
A. Yes, as long we have the APO we can directly mail cards to the soldier.