The average American replaces their smartphones every couple years. Sometimes, we’re not able to trade them in and they sit in a box at home collecting dust. Most staff members at my law firm have a firm phone so we constantly have a bunch of old ones laying around if someone quits or upgrades their phones.
What to do with your old phones? Secure the Call is a 501(c)(3) charity that provides free 911 emergency-only cell phone to Domestic Violence Centers, Senior Citizen Centers, Police and Sheriff departments. The phones that are provided to their “community partners” are in turn given back to the community and used to contact the Police in the case of an emergency. There has been a HUGE demand for old cell phones during the COVID-19 crisis. Sick patients are able to use the donated phones to stay in contact with their loved ones.
My law firm donated five phones to Secure the Call. It’s simple and easy. They provide you with a shipping label and either you can pay the $10 shipping fee, or they will pay it. Pack up your phones in a box, slap on the shipping label and drop it in your mailbox or take it to a UPS Store. It couldn’t be easier.
Check out Secure the Call at this link: https://securethecall.org/