Beacon Center

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801 Jenson SE/PO Box 781
Watertown, SD 57201

Crisis Line: 605-886-4300 / 1-800-660-8014

Business: 605-886-4304  Fax: 605-878-2045

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Cell Phone Drive

Want to organize a cell phone drive?

It’s fun.  It’s easy.  And, your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers will thank you for putting their old cell phones to good use. 

 

Suggestions?  

Make it a family affair and work within your neighborhood, church or sporting events.  Or, make it a group effort at work and challenge your co-workers to join in.

 

Need help being creative? 

Click here for some great ideas!

 

Special reminders

Before donating a cell phone, please remember to instruct all donors to

 

  • Erase any stored information, including contact lists, text messages, and listings of incoming and outgoing numbers.

  • Make sure the phone is no longer active and the service plan has been cancelled (or properly transferred). 

 

How cell phone donations are used?

In two critical ways:
 

  • Phones in good working order are provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault  as life lines to be used in the case of emergencies.  

  • Phones not in good working order, and any in excess, are recycled to reduce toxic waste and to raise funds for victim services.


How do cell phones act as life lines?  

FCC regulations require all phones to be able to dial 911 regardless if there is an active service plan.  Donated cell phones programmed to 911 are provided to victims to carry in case they need emergency help.

 

Additional help

To download our Cell Phone Drive flyer/poster, click here.

If you have any questions, please call 605-886-4304.