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Donate Cell Phones and Rock The Earth

Donate Cell Phones and Rock The Earth

In the United States today, over one billion obsolete or used cell phones are kept hidden in drawers and lockers long after the owners forgot about those old devices. Every year, more than one hundred million mobile phones are replaced by users – less than twenty percent of these units are recycled or sent back to manufacturers for proper disposal. When you recycle or donate cell phones, you are helping not just the environment but non-profit organizations as well, to continue their beneficial work.

One organization stands out from among the various groups now running cellular phone collection and recycling drives across the country. Your cell phone donation will greatly help in Rock the Earth’s creative and vibrant approach to environmental advocacy.

What is Rock the Earth?

Rock the Earth (RtE), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in tandem with the music industry to promote awareness of environmental issues and to help defend threatened ecosystems and communities in the United States. Every year, it holds a summer tour throughout the US where volunteer musicians perform and help focus public awareness on environmental issues and concerns.

Rock the Earth is currently working on several projects to help protect the environment and represent individuals and communities that are threatened by others. To mention a few, RtE is actively involved in helping: preserve roadless national forests from commercial encroachment; protect endangered wildlife in the United States from the dangers of pesticide; defend the portion of the Colorado River that flows through the Grand Canyon from commercial interests; advocate to force cruise companies to lessen the impact of their operations on the environment; and protect the rights of indigenous people in Nebraska from the effects of expansion of a large uranium mine in the area.

Rock the Earth’s upbeat and, well, musical approach to environmental advocacy has naturally attracted high-profile personalities in the music and entertainment industries. Alicia Keys and Kris Allen are both ardent supporters of RtE. Performers and groups like Sheryl Crow, Ozzy Osbourne, Ratdog, Keller Williams, Jack Johnson, Incubus, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Raitt and Disco Biscuits have at one time or another volunteered their time and talent to perform in RtE’s annual summer tour.

How you can help

Rock the Earth, has recently launched a mobile phone recycling drive to help create awareness of the dangers of improper disposal of cellular phones. As we all know, cellular phones dumped in landfills pose a potential danger to the environment and to our health because these can leak toxic heavy metals, like lead and mercury, to surrounding soil and underground water ways. You can help support their projects by visiting rocktheearth.org or you can donate cell phones at their mobile phone campaign web site rtephonedrive.com.

You might also want to become a member of RtE and be a part of a great movement of music lovers and environmental advocates worldwide. It’s not very often that you can find something that has no use to you anymore, but could mean so much to the environment. That cell phone gathering dust in your locker is one. Donate cell phones and let’s rock the earth, today.

Michael Arms submits articles on recycling and the environment to the Pacebutler Recycling blog. You can donate cell phones, and sell or recycle phones through Pacebutler Corporation, an Oklahoma-based mobile phone refurbishing and trading company.

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Where To Donate Cell Phones

Where To Donate Cell Phones

Did you know that you can donate cell phones instead of cash to your favorite charity or non-profit?

Yes, that old or used cell phone that you’ve kept hidden in your drawer all this time is still extremely valuable to these charities and to the people and communities they serve. Here’s how you can put your old mobile phone to good use.

It’s really quite simple – when you donate cell phones to a charity or non-profit, the organization will issue you a receipt that you can use for tax deduction purposes in April. The non-profit will then sell that used phone to a mobile phone buyer online, like Pacebutler Corporation of Edmond, Oklahoma. You also have the alternative to go directly to the cellular phone buyer’s site online and donate cell phones through them to your preferred charity. The proceeds from that sale will help your non-profit raise much needed funds to support their beneficial work.

So, which charity or non-profit can you donate cell phones to? Here are a few options for you:

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

The Boys and Girls Clubs of America provides the young people in our cities and communities, usually left to their own devices by working parents, a place to grow and learn – while having fun. Their programs and services fully support the development of boys and girls by instilling in them sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence.

Feed The Children

Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feed The Children has been working tirelessly for the past 30 years to deliver food, medicine, and clothing to children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster. In 2009, this international, nonprofit relief organization shipped 135 million pounds of food and other essentials to children and families in all 50 states and in 32 foreign countries.

American Cancer Society

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Cancer Society operates over 3,400 local offices nationwide. This non-profit health organization is dedicated to the eradication of cancer as a major health problem, through prevention, rapid detection, and treatment. It works to lessen suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service.

Leukemia Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $ 600 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Salvation Army

Founded in 1865, the Salvation Army has been relentlessly working to provide help and support to needy individuals and communities. This church-based charity organization maintains shelter assistance programs, feeding programs, senior citizen programs, social services, disaster services, youth programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, transportation, clothing assistance, Christmas cheer programs, and worship programs.

Soldiers’ Angels

Incorporated in Nevada in 2003, Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization with 30 different teams supporting all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Working through special projects under the slogan “May no soldier go unloved,” volunteer teams and individuals supporting our troops, make a visible difference in the lives of our service members and their families.

Rock The Earth

Rock the Earth is a 501(c) non-profit organization, working closely with the music industry to promote awareness of environmental issues and to help defend threatened ecosystems and communities in the United States. They work to “represent those individuals and communities whose environment or natural surroundings are directly and adversely affected by others.”

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

By combining scientific research and patient care in one location, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a health care non-profit organization that seeks to find cures for children with catastrophic diseases. The cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries by the gifted researchers at St. Jude’s have tremendously helped in treating not just suffering children in the United States but also in other countries.

Donate cell phones to your favorite charity or non-profit today. It’s not often that you can do good with something that no longer has any use to you. Donating your used or old cell phones today can do a great deal of good to the people that these organizations are helping.

You can donate cell phones to your preferred charity or non-profit organization, through Pacebutler Corporation, the leading buyer of used cell phones in the United States. You can also recycle phones with Pacebutler or sell them your used mobile phones. Michael Arms contributes articles about cell phone recycling and other topics at the Pacebutler Recycling blog.

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