Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Wanted: old, used, broken cell phones for Allison fundraiser

Allison Elementary’s PTA has come up with a novel way to raise funds to help fix up the historic school building. Yesterday, we received the following email from Allison PTAer Sarah Horsely explaining how community members can pitch in and help:

I am hoping that you can post something on the blog about a new fundraiser that the Allison PTA is supporting. This is a win-win for both Mother Earth and our school. We have partnered with a major cell phone manufacturer to recycle old, used, or even broken cell phones. 53% of cell phones end up in a landfill, which is really bad. This company recycles the parts which can be used to make new phones. Allison can earn up to $21,000 per year just by doing this. We are asking everyone to turn in their cell phones so that we can earn enough money to start fixing up our building and keep us alive!

Privacy is guaranteed as we have a data eraser that will delete any phone numbers or contacts stored in the phone. For phones that have SIM cards, those will be removed and destroyed.

For now, anyone who would like to donate phones can contact us by email at We’ll let you know if we add a designated drop-off site a later date.

-Sarah Horsely
Allison PTA