Starting September 5th, Sachem Sports Club, and the nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc,. are asking Sachem Sports Club parents, to help troops call home by donating gently used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 200,000 troops are serving in the United States military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones For Soldiers, you can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.
Beginning September 5, you can donate your old phones by bringing them to the PAL Sports Complex. We will have donation boxes set up at the complex.
Teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist founded Cell Phones For Soldiers in 2004 at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since provided more than 210 million minutes of free talk time to service members and women stationed around the world through its calling card program, Minutes That Matter. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones For Soldiers distributes 3,200 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.
“Each year we have been humbled by the amount of people and organizations like Sachem Sports Club that take the initiative to support our troops,” said co-founder Brittany Bergquist. “The communication gap between those serving and their families is a crucial need that Cell Phones For Soldiers is committed to addressing for years to come.”
Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a national nonprofit dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency