Do you have old cell phones or tablets lying around? Make a difference in our community! Call to Safety collects cell phones and tablets to distribute them to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Survivors are able to use these cell phones to call 911, allowing immediate help at the touch of a button. Call to Safety also recycles used, old, and broken cell phones. All profits and proceeds are used to fund services for survivors accessing Call to Safety. We accept phones of any quality or condition. They do not need to be working and can have physical damage. We have also recently partnered with Big Sky Recycling. If you mail your cell phone directly to us, it will be used as a 911 phone or we will work directly with our recycling partner who pays us more per phone than Big Sky Recycling does. However, if you don’t want to pay for shipping, you can print out a shipping label through Big Sky Recycling and mail it to them and they will donate a percentage to Call to Safety. For more information on Big Sky Recycling’s partnership with us, please visit their website. Please see below for how we use these phones.
Do not include cell phone cases, original packaging, additional batteries, or other accessories with your donation. Do not include chargers unless you are donating a working phone in good condition.
If you have a cell phone you would like to donate you can mail it to:
Call to Safety Cell Phone Project
P.O. Box 42610
Portland, OR 97242
At this time we are only accepting cell phone donations by mail.
What we do with your phones: Call to Safety uses cell phone donations in a couple different ways. Older phones are packaged up with the charger and some Call to Safety information. These phones are given to survivors so they can make 911 calls for their safety. Smart phones and/or newer models of phones are sent to a cell phone recycling company that recycles the phone and sends us a check for the phones we send them. We use the money we get from the company to fund our services for survivors.
To protect your privacy, we recommend you remove all personal information from your phone before making your donation.
If you have any questions about the cell phone program, you can email the Call to Safety business office at email@example.com. Please do not call us with questions about cell phone donations.