Donate Cell Phones and Smartphones to Benefit Military Personnel and Families
Give new life to those unused cell phones you have in your junk drawer! ICC is collecting spare phones to send to GRC Wireless Recycling, which resells the devices and donates 99% of the profits to Operation Gratitude.
Operation Gratitude is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and volunteer-based corporation which seeks to lift morale for U.S. military personnel deployed overseas by sending them care packages containing food, hygiene products, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation. It also supplies care packages to military family members, veterans, first responders, wounded warriors and their caregivers. Each year, Operation Gratitude sends more than 100,000 care packages to these recipients.
You can help! Drop off cell phones and Smartphones you wish to donate to one of the following bin locations by Friday, February 22: (Please include the phone’s battery but NOT the charger.)
- North Campus, Cedar Building – around the corner from the library
- East Peoria Campus–
- Student Lounge
- Café Breve
- Custodial Office – Room 105A
For questions or for more information, contact John Vogelsang at ext. 5121, or email [email protected].