Yesterday, Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, founders of Cell Phones for Soldiers, launched their new Apple iPhone Buyback program. Per this new initiative, you can sell your old iPhone to the charity and receive up to $326 for it. They will even take broken phones, though you will receive substantially less for it. You can then choose to donate some or all of your take (tax deductible) to Cell Phones for Soldiers.
“This is an easy way to make a large impact on the charity and also receive a benefit,” said co-founder Robbie Bergquist. “It’s a win-win for everyone involved. The donor benefits, the charity benefits and most importantly, the Cell Phones for Soldiers iPhone Buyback program will allow the charity to assist more troops and veterans.”
Based in the South Shore town of Norwell, Cell Phones for Soldiers has been providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans since 2004, when Robbie and Brittany were 12 and 13 years old, respectively. Over the last 9 years, they have partnered with companies all over the country, including professional sports teams, credit card companies, and cable providers. Cell Phones for Soldiers has provided 192 million minutes of free talk to deployed members of the military.
The program is being executed by e-commerce buyback expert Mindful eCycling and only accepts iPhones at the moment, but will soon be taking a variety of smartphone models. You can get your donation started by clicking here. Or, if you are on the fence, you can see the valuation of your phone here.