Recycle All Old & Obsolete Cell Phones
- Help the Elgin Community Crisis Center convert old phones into cash and offset higher utility costs in their shelter, which houses victims of domestic violence from surrounding communities.
- Keep cell phones out of landfills where they pose an environmental threat.
Most of us are just getting the hang of our cell phone features when the technology rudely catapults us forward. Most of the changes have been for the better...Remember the seven lb. bag phones...! But what do you do with the drawer in your house that serves as a graveyard for obsolete cell phones?
About Shelter Alliance
Shelter Alliance is a program of GRC Wireless Recycling (www. grcrecycling.com), a private sector company dedicated exclusively to socially responsible cell phone recycling. With over 2000 active participants in 50 states, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Shelter Alliance is now the largest cell phone recycling program in the U.S. SA participants have earned over $4,000,000 since 2001.
When we began our mission in 2001, we discovered that cell phone “fundraising” revenue was primarily funneled to national nonprofits, often leaving local organizations without their due share. Additionally, we found that large surpluses of phones often resulted from “911 emergency phone collections,” leaving social service organizations with offices full of phones and no responsible recycling solution. Shelter Alliance was established to offer local community organizations a viable, profitable fundraising option. Four years later, we still hold true to our “founding principles”: accountability, individualized attention to each participant, and responsiveness.
During January, Faithjustice offers you a possible solution: RECYCLE YOUR OLD CELL PHONES. Put your phones with their batteries in the baskets on the hearth in the Gathering Space. Please do not include accessories or adaptors and, if you are able, delete all phone numbers. Your old and obsolete cell phones will be turned over to Shelter Alliance who will refurbish, resell or recycle your discards.
All proceeds from this effort will benefit the Community Crisis Center, a shelter in Elgin, IL, serving the survivors of domestic violence, including women and children from our own area. The Center receives anywhere from $1 to $30 per viable phone. The more current the phone the better!
Your donation also serves environmental efforts to keep electronic equipment and batteries out of local landfills. Old cell phones are disassembled and parts salvaged using eco-friendly methods.