Thomasville's fight to end domestic violence | News
THOMASVILLE, GA - Thomasville Utilities’ Solid Waste Department is collecting unused and old cellphones and donating them to, "Call to Protect", a national organization that is fighting to end domestic violence.
The organization will also help the environment by recycling damaged and out-of-date phones. Phones that are in medicore to great condition will be refurbished and sold.
According to Thomasville's Utilities' Solid Waste Department, 100 percent of the proceeds are used to make grants that will go toward charities that are fighting to end domestic violence.
Here is the full press release from Thomasville Utilities' Solid Waste Department
Thomasville Utilities’ Solid Waste Department has begun collecting old and unused cellular phones which will be donated to the “Call to Protect” charity, a national philanthropic program aimed at combating domestic violence.
“Call to Protect” enables people to give their old and no longer used cellular phones a second life, instead of throwing them in the trash.
Cellular phones that are improperly disposed of can end up in landfills, where they can negatively impact the environmental as they begin to break down.
Phones that are obsolete or damaged are recycled according to strict environmental standards. All other cellular phones that are collected will be refurbished and sold.
One hundred percent of the net proceeds generated by the sale of the refurbished phones are used to make grants to national organizations working to end family violence.
We encourage all citizens to utilize this program as it will help to bring an end to domestic violence and protect the environment.
Collection sites can be found in the City of Thomasville’s Administration Building and Pavo, Coolidge and Pelham’s City Hall buildings.
For more information about this program contact Solid Waste at 229-227-7092.