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Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?

Padre 09 Dec 04 - 09:39 PM
mg 09 Dec 04 - 09:03 PM
GUEST,Mingulay 09 Dec 04 - 06:25 AM
My guru always said 09 Dec 04 - 05:11 AM
darkriver 09 Dec 04 - 02:36 AM
Ebbie 09 Dec 04 - 01:31 AM
Bobert 08 Dec 04 - 10:44 PM
Gypsy 08 Dec 04 - 10:28 PM
Little Hawk 08 Dec 04 - 04:37 PM
Janie 08 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM
Dead Horse 08 Dec 04 - 01:37 PM
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Padre 08 Dec 04 - 08:20 AM
The Fooles Troupe 08 Dec 04 - 07:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Padre
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 09:39 PM

Thanks to all of you who have responded to this post. I will let you know where I donate them.

Padre


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: mg
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 09:03 PM

http://www.mercycorps.org/items/248

I don't know about phones but this is the Mercy Corps. They do take old computers, tools, construction materials, no clothing...wiring, plastic sheeting.

This is located in Portland, OR. Once we figure out that we can and should send "stuff" as well as money to places that need them, lots of problems will be solved.

mg


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: GUEST,Mingulay
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 06:25 AM

In the UK a company called www.tonerdoner.co.uk take in used mobiles and printer cartridges for recycling with proceeds to charities. They even supply post paid bags or organise collection for large quantities.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: My guru always said
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 05:11 AM

Also in the UK, the charity SCOPE.

Good to hear about these schemes in the USA!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: darkriver
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 02:36 AM

Padre,

Please check with local school district as well.

I think my kids' school district recycles them (for money, along with print cartridges and other odd stuff). It may help them with a bit of fund raising.

Thanks.

doug


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Dec 04 - 01:31 AM

Bobert, thou art a funny man.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Bobert
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 10:44 PM

Hey, I've donated half a dozen of these danged things to.....

(Ahhhh, Bobert. You lost 'um....)

Yeah, like I was sayin'....

B~


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Gypsy
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 10:28 PM

Seems to me that Red Cross also takes them..........but am SURE that Radio shack does.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 04:37 PM

I've got a place to donate both used AND new cellphones. The nearest dumpster. :-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Janie
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 01:59 PM

If your Radio Shack doesn't take them, as others have noted already, it is likely that either your local police department or domestic violence center will.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Dead Horse
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 01:37 PM

Make a bus drivers day, Leave them in a bus lane!


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Pauline L
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 11:17 AM

The municipal government where I live collects used cell phones and donates them to women who have been victims of domestic violence. They have collection boxes at community centers. I was a recipient of one of these used cell phones and I certainly appreciated it.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Padre
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 08:20 AM

Thanks to those who wrote - I will check with RS and see if they will take them. Hate to think of them just gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 07:04 AM

Funny that this pops up tonight - we just had an expose on the ABC TV 7:30 Report that most Aussie mobile phones handed in for recycling are being dumped in landfill by the recycling company. Planet Ark has made a fuss about it. Seven million sold this year, only 100,000 handed in for recycling anyway....


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 06:15 AM

Hi, Padre - I understand that cel phones will make contact with 911, even after the regular service contract has expired. I understand the nuns I work for at the women's center have given them to elderly people for emergency help contacts - but the giveaway wasn't popular and we had a lot of phones left over that I gave to a cel phone company for recycling. I understand most of the cel phone firms will take old phones for recycling. The batteries require special disposal, and the cel phone companies will take care of that.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: My guru always said
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 05:52 AM

In the UK Oxfam shops will take them in for recycling.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: mg
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:55 AM

Usually Radio Shack will take them and give them to shelters for victims of domestic abuse. mg


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Subject: Tech: Any place to donate used cell phones?
From: Padre
Date: 08 Dec 04 - 12:45 AM

I figured that Mudcatters would probably know: Is there a source where I can donate 2 used cell phones so that someone who may need it (them?) can have one. I just upgraded my service, and got a new one with all sorts of bells and whistles - but NO camera!

Padre


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