Collect used cell phones to help benefit domestic violence shelters and programs.
Old Cell Phones. You know the ones lying around home and in desk drawers. Pro tip: Don’t forget to erase any data from the phone, disconnect the service, and remove any storage or SIM cards.
THIS pre-paid mailing label. Courtesy of the Verizon HopeLine program (#ThatsLove, Verizon).
Optional: Collection Boxes. If running a drive in your community, you might want to create sealed collection boxes for people to leave their phones.
Flyer away! Whether you run a collection drive or go door-to-door in your dorm room, you’ll want to promote that you’re collecting cell phones. Use flyers to promote it, post on social media, or even go old school and spread the word through your friends and family.
Collect the phones. After promoting thoroughly, get to collecting the old cell phones. If running a drive, set up boxes in high traffic areas in your school or community. You may even want to leave helpful flyers behind reminding everyone to erase their data and remove storage cards.
Send ‘em in. Using this pre-paid mailing label, drop them in an envelope or box (depending on how many phones you collected) and send them in.
Snap photos and share them on social using the hashtags #teamonelove or email April at email@example.com.