Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Giving Thanks to our Troops Overseas

Everyday 3Gstore ships a package, we include an insert for an organization called ‘Cell Phones for Soldiers.’ If any of our customers have an old cell phone they’re looking to get rid of, they can donate it to this organization. Each donated used cell phone allows Cell Phones for Soldiers to fulfill the mission of providing service men and women with the opportunity to communicate with loved ones for free.

Each month, Cell Phones for Soldiers reports back to 3Gstore thanking us for our support. In their most recent e-mail they told us the following, “On behalf of Cell Phones for Soldiers and the troops that benefit from your generous donation, thank you! Thanks to kind people such as you, we can provide enriching experiences to soldiers overseas who cannot talk to their families often. One phone call can truly make a difference.”

To date, Cell Phones for Soldiers has raised more than $7 million and provided more than 150 million minutes of free talk time. Due to the cell phone recycling program, more than 10 million cell phones have been recycled since 2004, thus reducing the impact on landfills.

So in the holiday season, we’d like to give thanks to all our customers, past and present, who have made a donation to this great cause! Just this October, they received 12 cell phones from our customers’ efforts – providing 720 minutes of talk time for troops. We encourage you to continue to do support Cell Phones for Soldiers yourself, but also to let family and friends know how they can help as well - cell phones and cash donations are welcome.

Happy Holidays from your friends at 3Gstore!