10,000 phones = 100,000s of books to 1,000s of kids

By: Steve Hersey - Published: • References: &
Donate Cell Phones - Turn Your Old Cell Phones into Books for Kids!

10,000 donated phones equals

100,000s of additional books to

1,000s of deserving kids.

A simple act, a very positive result.

We all like to upgrade to the latest cell phone, iPod, Tablets, Kindle, Nook or laptop.  It’s human nature – we have to have the latest and greatest, right? 

This means that millions of Americans have drawers full of "old" devices gathering dust, and they would probably love to find a way to recycle them. Or at least just get them out of their homes.

You can make your old gadgets useful.  Donate cell phones and other gadgets to Books for America - a non-profit organization whose mission is to build and improve libraries in schools, shelters, and many other organizations.  We have donated more than $4.5 million worth of books to schools, etc., but we want to do so much more!  We’ll sell the gadgets online to fund our literacy efforts and people will receive a great (and easy) tax deduction.  Some of the phones will be given to organizations we work with which support abused women (or otherwise disadvantaged women or families). 

It is important to note that we ourselves are a charity and we sell the items ourselves.  This means that 100% of the net revenue will support our literacy and educational efforts, unlike many phone donation programs which are run by for-profit fundraising companies and which only return a small percentage to charities.

We have a pre-paid address label that can downloaded from our website. If need be, we can mail a postage-paid bubble envelope for cell phones, iPods, e-readers and iPads.

Implications - Tens of thousands have businesses have old technology sitting around gathering dust.  Old Blackberrys and laptops are piling up.  These businesses can get an easy tax deduction and do a social good by gathering everything up and sending them to Books for America. Stats for Turn Your Old Gadgets into Books for Kids! Trending: Older & Chilly
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