Earth Day 2009 in Olathe, Kansas was a mobile phone recycling success. Earth Day host Farmers Insurance along with Commerce Bank (both Cells for Cells partners) and with the public participation, filled the recycling bin with 117 old mobile phones. On top of the beautiful day, Cells for Cells was able to keep all of those phones out of the trash and out of the landfill.
The iPod Touch giveaway was the major attraction of the day. James Echols, Street Outreach Specialist at TLC in Olathe, Kansas walked away with one of the coolest gadgets on the market today. TLC was founded by the Johnson County Young Matrons in 1972 to fulfill an unmet need in our community, a need for an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children from infancy through age 18.
Cancer Treatment Costs
Cells for Cells is strong advocate of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Money raised through Cells for Cells mobile phone recycling programs goes to help families battling cancer. In Cells for Cells first two year, $20,000 has been raised for cancer treatment costs. Money goes directly to the Patient Financial Aid Fund of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and is used for to provide financial assistance for medicines, drugs, blood screening, transfusion, X-rays, transportation costs, co-pay assistance and cancer treatment costs.
Donate Cell Phones
If your company would like to get involved with Cells for Cells, please go to the Cells for Cells “Get Involved” page. You’ll be able to see what other companies throughout the country donate cell phones to Cells for Cells.