Donate Your Old Cell Phone to a Worthy Cause

I recently upgraded my cell phone.  In doing so I was left with an old phone that did not have service and was not providing me use.  I did not want to throw the phone away as I’m sure there is an appropriate recycling method for cell phones nor did I want to keep it stashed in a drawer to take up space and constantly remind me that I had not done anything with it.

I came across an organization that accepts used cell phones and distributes them to domestic violence agencies.  I was thrilled to see that not only would my phone be recycled, but go to a good cause.  And there is a bonus: you can mail your old phone to the company at no charge to you.  Their website offers a label you can print from your home computer and attach to an envelope.  Drop the envelope in the mail and you’re done.

I took the extra step of also including my phone charger, manual and a car charger I had purchased.  As these items would do me no good with my new phone I’d rather pass them along to an agency that is more likely to use them.

Take the time when you are replacing an item such as a phone to see if there is an organization that could benefit from your “trash.”  The effort means so much to them and will leave you feeling good too.


About Hillary Adams Case

Hillary believes you should never have to question where your keys are; everything has a home. After helping friends and family to get organized for years, they finally encouraged her to make professional organizing her career. Committed to always learning new skills and techniques, Hillary is constantly expanding the ideas she brings to working with her clients. With a joy and passion for finding “Green” solutions, Hillary is delighted to help clients find ways to dispose of items through recycling and donation in order to live lighter on our planet. When not working as an organizer, Hillary enjoys being at the ocean and “using her green thumb” with houseplants. Hillary is also an animal-lover and advocates the need to create healthy space in our homes for ourselves and our four-legged friends.

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