Prime Time International, the country’s largest year-round grower, packer and shipper of multi-colored peppers in the United States recently helped out the United States military by donating sixty-six used cell phones and accessories including; car and wall chargers, covers and clips to Cell Phones for Soldiers. This national organization raises funds from the recycling of cellular phones and accessories and then purchases prepaid international calling cards for its Minutes That Matters calling card program.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded in 2004. The charity has since provided more than 204 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers distributes 7,500 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.
All branches of the military around the world use the calling cards, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide through recycling the phones and accessories donated. “Prime Time is glad to turn our phones and other electronics over to this wonderful program. As a strong proponent of sustainable agriculture, we strongly believe that we should help maximize the long term benefit on everything we use and touch,” says Mike Aiton, Prime Time’s Director of Marketing.
Cell Phones for Soldiers is a national non-profit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. For additional information visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com. “Thank you helping out our soldiers overseas connect with their loved ones here at home. Please know that you’re making a difference in our troops’ lives to stay connected with their friends and families here at home,” says Bernard Macatangay, Customer Care Team Member, Cell Phones for Soldiers.
In its ongoing efforts to operate as a “green” company, Prime Time recycles paper, cardboard, batteries, light bulbs, computers, printers, company cell phones and accessories.