Fans Asked to Donate Cell Phones for Soldiers
|Cell phones will be collected at seven drop locations outside LP Field beginning at 10 a.m. through kickoff.
The wireless phones will be collected at seven drop locations outside LP Field with collection beginning at 10 a.m. through kickoff. Once collected, the used cell phones will be recycled and the proceeds will help benefit the organization Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS).
CPFS is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles used wireless phones. With the proceeds from the recycling, the organization then purchases prepaid phone cards for military families.
Starting in July 2007, all AT&T-owned wireless stores in the United States became recycling drop-off locations for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Today, that's more than 2,000 stores. Since CPFS and AT&T partnered in 2007, the nonprofit has raised more than $2 million from recycled phones and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to troops overseas, of which AT&T has donated roughly 60,000 cards.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass. with $21 of their own money. Since then, the organization has raised nearly $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards to soldiers serving overseas. For more information about Cell Phones for Soliders please log onto www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
Thanks to our outstanding fans, the Tennessee Titans have enjoyed great success with their annual stadium drives and will continue to collect items this season: Titans annual Coat Drive on (Oct. 24 vs. Eagles); Second Harvest Food Drive (Nov. 21 vs. Redskins); Toys for Tots Drive (Dec. 5 vs. Jaguars) and Soles4Souls Drive (Dec. 19 vs. Texans).
Joining the Titans this year as gameday charity drive partners is American Paper & Twine, a business partner with the Titans. American Paper & Twine will provide trucks and drivers to collect and then deliver items for all of the charity drives, eliminating the costs and services previously incurred by the individual charities.
"We are very pleased with the fact that American Paper & Twine have stepped up to join us in our efforts to help our neighbors with these drives," said Titans Executive Vice-President Don MacLachlan. "The Doochin family (owners of the company) have a great tradition of charitable efforts and this is another outstanding example of their willingness to help others."
"American Paper & Twine Co. is honored to be able to reach out and help people in need by assisting both the Titans and their charitable partners in these game-day drives," said Bob Doochin, President and CEO of the company.
American Paper & Twine Company's tradition of trust began over 83 years ago in 1926 when two young men, Nathan Doochin and Milton Lockenbach, saw an opportunity to create a niche in the expanding Nashville wholesale market. Eighty-three years later, American Paper & Twine has become a leader in the wholesale distribution of office, packaging, janitorial and food service products.
For more information on American Paper & Twine, please visit http://www.shopapt.com/index.htm.