Did you know that the number of mobile phones could exceed the world population by 2014?
This stat is attributed to the idea that many people have multiple devices. So what do you do if you have a device you’re not using? DoSomething.Org offers a way to recycle your cell phones and save lives.
From today until November 1, DoSomething is inviting you to donate your old cell phones to victims of domestic violence. Technology assists victims and their children in successfully fleeing violent batterers, stalkers, and rapists. Each year, it’s estimated that 3.3 million people under the age of 18 are exposed to domestic violence in some capacity, and women between the ages of 20 to 24 are most susceptible to becoming victims.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Visit the DoSomething.Org website to sign up.
2. Collect cell phones in your home and community.
3. When the collection is complete, print a free shipping label from the website, and use the label to mail the phones in.
This is a good way to help others and also get rid of something you’re no longer using that’s just taking up space. There are plenty of ways students can get involved, whether it’s through student organizations or fraternities and sororities. The campaign runs from September 3 to November 1. Have fun and good luck!