Over the years many of us have acquired a variety of cell phones and we sometimes wonder what the heck to do with them. The batteries can be hazardous to dispose of and it just seems so wasteful to throw them out!
There is an organization named Call to Protect (www.calltoprotect.org). It is organized by a wireless foundation, Motorola and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, that collects used phones for battered women’s shelters nationwide. The phones are repaired and programmed to call emergency numbers in the area they are distributed. Your old phones can now mean comfort and safety for a victim of domestic violence. I just boxed up three phones to ship to Call to Protect, and I feel great about it. They are, after all, for a truly worthy cause.