05 December 2009

Cell Phones For Domestic Violence

The other day, BlogHer threw a party in NYC. It turned out that that same day was also "It's Time to Talk about Domestic Violence" Day. I learned about this from someone I met at that holiday party.

Today, in an effort to clean house and do the right thing, I googled to find out how to get rid of some old cellphones that were kicking around.

In a flash of synchronicity, one of the first sites I found was for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Bang zoom - the phones were in a postage paid box waiting for my mailman - to be either refurbished for use, or recycled. Out of the landfill, and repurposed for good.

6 comments:

AmyMusings said...

Cool beans. I have a couple phones I can donate. I keep hearing Al Gore's voice at the end of the last 30 Rock episode. RECYCLE EVERYTHING!

So, today, instead of throwing away my old ratty sweats, like I wanted to bc I was tired of seeing them, all wholly holy and all. I cut them up into 12 inch rags and used one to dust my bedroom.

Ask me how awesome my bedroom looks!??

Gwen said...

Great cause, Maggie. And so timely. Thanks.

Mental P Mama said...

We do that here, too. Such a wonderful cause;)

Woman in a Window said...

I've heard of this. Cool. Too bad I'm still using smoke signals. They don't want to get anything forwarded from me...

xo
erin

phd in yogurtry said...

You have made my day (and helped clean out my wicker basket full of outdated technology). Thanks!

The Library Lady said...

We have a collection bin in the library for cell phones. They go to an organization that refurbishes them for seniors in need.