We support the DuPage Sheriff's Cell Link program that provides cellular telephones to senior citizens who may not have the funds or need to purchase one.
The phones are programmed to dial only 911 and cannot make or receive any other calls. All cellular 911 calls are received at the Sheriff's Office.
Applicants for the program must be 62 years of age or older, OR younger than 62 but have a physical or mental disability AND not own a cellular phone.
Upward of 100,000,000 cell phones are replaced each year. Many of those end up in landfills because their owners aren't aware that electronics contain metals and other materials that can be hazardous to the environment if not disposed of properly.
Donating your old cell phone to the program will ensure it is recycled and put to further use; it benefits the environment, and it will benefit a person in need, and may well save a life.
To donate your used cell phone; simply bring it into class and hand it to your instructor.
Donated phones must be in good working condition with a battery and charger.
Any that are not will be sent to be recyled.
Phones are never too old to be donated.
"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." ~ Pericles 495 - 429BC