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Phi Theta Kappa Collects Used Cell Phones

Do you have an old cell phone lying around and don’t know what to do with it? We’ll take it! Phi Theta Kappa members are now collecting cell phones. It doesn’t matter whether it works or not! All phones collected will be taken to the Phi Theta Kappa Regional Convention on March 4 where they will be combined with the phones collected by other Missouri chapters and taken to a Cell Phones for Soldiers drop off location. According to their website, http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com:

Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to turn old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas... To do so, Cell Phones for Soldiers expects to collect 50,000 cell phones each month through a network of more than 3,000 collection sites across the country.

The phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each donated phone – enough to provide an hour of talk time to soldiers abroad.

“Americans will replace an estimated 130 million cell phones this year,” says Mike Newman, vice president of ReCellular, “with the majority of phones either discarded or stuffed in a drawer. Most people don’t realize that the small sacrifice of donating their unwanted phones can have a tremendous benefit for a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers.”

Give a soldier an hour to talk to his/her family! Drop off your unwanted cell phones, with or without accessories, by March 3 in the collection bins located in

  • Student Services
  • the Library
  • Book Store
  • Human Resources
  • Mexico
  • Columbia

If you’d like to drop them off in Kirksville or Hannibal, please contact PTK sponsors Kathleen Miller in Kirksville at 660-665-0345 x15022 or Jeanne Bastian in Hannibal at 573-231-0941 x14021.


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