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Cell Phones for Soldiers Donation Drive

May 20th, 2011

Princeton Capital is holding a donation drive to collect old cell phones for our troops overseas. Drop off your used cell phone to any Princeton Capital Loan Officer, or at our corporate office located at 16780 Lark Avenue in Los Gatos.

“Over the past few years, we have been amazed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue.” says Brittany Bergquist, Cell Phones for Soldiers co-founder.

“It is easy for Americans to make a small sacrifice of support by donating their unused cell phones, and providing families with a much-needed connection to their loved ones overseas.”

More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas. Cell Phones for Soldiers is calling on all Americans to support the troops by donating old cell phones. The organization hopes to collect over 1 Million cell phones this year to help keep troops connected with their families.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. Since then, the registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization has raised millions of dollars in donations and distributed millions of prepaid calling cards to troops serving overseas.

Through increased fundraising efforts, the Bergquist family hopes to raise more than $10 million in the next five years to fund new programs, such as providing video phones and prepaid service to allow troops abroad to see their families on a regular basis.

The donated phones are sent to ReCellular, which pays Cell Phones for Soldiers for each phone – the money is used to purchase prepaid calling cards which are sent to troops.

Proceeds from this donation drive will be used to purchase calling cards for our troops so they can stay connected with their families. Call 408-355-2000 for more information about how and where to donate.




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