Give Your Old Phone New Life and Help Communities Around the World. - Netted
Article • March 31, 2010

Give Your Old Phone New Life and Help Communities Around the World.

Help save the world with your old cell phone through Hope Phones

Every day 450,000 cell phones are discarded in the United States. But there’s a better way to get rid of them.

With Hope Phones you can donate your old phone to help healthcare workers and medical clinics in developing countries.

Hope Phones allows donors to print a free shipping label and send their old phones in for recycling. The phone’s value is used to purchase usable, recycled cell phones for healthcare workers.

Every cell phone given to community health workers connects distant patients to a medical clinic. A $10 cell phone will give 50 families access to emergency medical care, health information, transport services, and clinic resources.

They’ll take any phone, no matter the condition or age. An old phone can be used to purchase 3 new ones.  A used iPhone, for example, provides enough credit to buy 7 cheaper models.

If you want to take it a step further visit their Get Collection Materials page and fill out the short form. They’ll send a collection box and shipping materials so you can start collecting phones in your community.

Helping to save the world beats tossing your old phone into a junk drawer, or a landfill.