ORCCA Helping Children By Recycling Old PDA’s, Phones

Dig out your old cell phones, PDAs, and inkjet cartridges and help support neglected and abused children in our community. When you donate your old electronic items, you’ll be supporting the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Coos County and helping children get placed into safe and permanent homes.

Stop in to any designated locations and donate unwanted cell phones, PDA’s, modems, and inkjet cartridges to be reused or recycled by Phoneraiser. Recycling these items will enable you to be able to help out a child in need. All proceeds go directly to support CASA of Coos County, which provides a volunteer to advocate for the rights of children in the court system. These children will be able to have an advocate by their side until a permanent safe home is available. The following locations are drop-off points:

North Bend:
Aaron’s (Bi-Mart Shopping Center)
Video & More

Coos Bay:
Wal-Mart (Customer Service Desk)
Abel Insurance
Yellow Cab Lobby
Newmark Center
ORCCA’s Child and Family Resource Center

Items donated will be recycled or reused. This makes your unused technology available to those who could use it, while keeping them away from the landfill. One phone or PDA can pollute up to 35,000 gallons of drinking water.

CASA of Coos County is a program of Oregon Coast Community Action, a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm, and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, call 541-435-7080 or visit www.orcca.us.

This entry was posted on Monday, December 17th, 2012 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements.