There are numerous non-profit organizations that actively solicit cell phone donations. Not only is this a generous thing to do, but you have the added benefit in that you can claim the donation on your tax return.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services and emergency funding to active-duty military members and veterans.
911 Cell Phone Bank
Cell phone donations go to benefit vulnerable residents in communities across the US. There is no cost to participate.
Medic Mobile recycles cell phones to fund healthcare programs in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Health workers also use the cell phones to register pregnanies, track disease, monitor stock and communicate about emergencies. Medic Mobile encourages mass collection and will provide free shipping labels to individuals or organizations collecting mobile devices.
An easy, secure and free program to recycle new, used and broken smartphones, tablets and cell phones to support charities. SecondWave cell phone recycling program currently benefits St Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project. Print a prepaid mailing label to ship in old devices.
Contact Phones4Charity to request a collection box or prepaid shipping label.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)
Donate the phone through Cellular Recycler to benefit National Coalition Against Domestic Violence's programming and projects that support victims and survivors of domestic violence. The NCADV accepts a variety of portable electronics in any condition including laptops, digital cameras and cell phones.
Phone it Forward is a Canadian program to improve the life of someone who is blind. Register the donation, get the envelope and prepaid shipping label. Many people don't realize the functions that are inherent in modern smartphones that improve the quality of life for blind individuals from reading prescription labels, to gps navigation.
Has a unique twist they allow you to cell your electronics device to benefit a charity. Donate 10% or more and your item will feature an attention-grabbing charity ribbon—it may even be listed in the Charity Shop.
Any of the above organizations can assist you in donating your cell phone or portable electronics. Almost all charities provide free shipping and in many cases you will receive the benefit of a tax deduction.
Article Date: May 5, 2020