Published August 1, 2012, in the Contra Costa Times
WALNUT CREEK, CALIFORNIA—The drive by local Kiwanis Clubs to collect cell phones for the nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers program has reached a milestone.
Alex Stamler of Fantastic Finds of Ontario turned in the drive's 1,000th cell phone last week at Maniac Mike's Cafe at Cable Airport in Upland.
Cell Phones for Soldiers collects and turns in cell phones to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. For every donated phone, Cell Phones for Soldiers provides phone cards with 120 minutes of free talk time to deployed military members so they can call home.
The drive begun by the Ontario Parkway Kiwanis Club and is now joined by Kiwanis Clubs throughout its Division 15.
The Kiwanis Club's Ken Morse said as a result of the cell phones collected locally 120,000 free minutes has been provide military members overseas to make calls home.
Each time, the effort collects 140 phones, they are boxed and shipped for free by UPS to ReCellular.
Aug 07 2012, 10:27 AM