"Thank you so much for replying so quickly to my request to get a tally for our Christian Academy's recent shipment of cell phones and ink jet cartridges.
I was amazed at how much we raised on those two shipments! Larry, I do appreciate your hands on approach to your work and Karen thank you (and your team) for your effectiveness in categorizing the shipment.
I am simply elated at this time and I can't wait to email the Excel doc [payment] to my contact at the church who gave the majority of cell phones and ink jet cartridges to HPCA. I may even forgo my strong urge to tally them myself before I send them out to you all.
I said it before and I'll say it again, you guys and gals at EcoPhones are GREAT!"
- Gabe, Philadelphia, PA
"Thanks for the added details for my shipping procedure. What great customer service you offer. It was very easy to ship everything off. I feel like we made a good choice for our school recycling program! THANKS!!!"
- Stacie, PTA, Minnesota
"This fall, the first week of school, one of our students brought in over 400 cell phones! She collected them all summer. Every time her family would go to a new town, they would stop in at the cell phone stores and ask for any they had had returned and got that many!! She asked us the other day what she would get if she brought in 1,000 cell phones. We didn't know what to say. I don't have an exact total of how much we've made with this super little fundraiser...but over $3,000.00 for sure and still going strong! Wow!"
- Patty Phillips, Elementary School, Vacaville, CA
"Thanks, EcoPhones is so easy to deal with and makes fundraising a breeze!"
- Elaine Mcdermott - School, Charter School, Coral Springs, FL
"Thank you for such wonderful customer service. What a quick response! I have to say that since I joined Ecophones I have been very impressed with your service, especially considering the nature of the business. Thanks again."
- Sean Haardt - School, Houston, TX
"Thanks so much for processing our fundraising check so quickly. It's going to come in handy for our Space Camp Trip. EcoPhones' Recycling Fundraiser is a great program!"
- Debbie Odom - School, Stockbridge, GA
"As the coordinator of inkjet and cell phone recycling for three schools, I would like to say THANK YOU for accepting all cell phones and inkjets. Many times I will come across an inkjet or cell phone not on any company's buy back list and hold on to it in the hopes that someday some (any) company will accept it. I DO NOT WANT TO THROW IT AWAY! It would defeat the whole purpose of recycling for fundraising. The fact that EcoPhones accepts EVERY phone is a WIN-WIN situation. Both our environment and our children win. Thank you!"
- Irene Wojcik, Recycling Coordinator - Tri-School PTA, Oak Ridge, NJ
"The easiest fundraiser I've ever run. Thanks!"
- Seth Koch - School, Tama, IA
"EcoPhones is the best I've worked with. Timely, honest and accurate. Thanks!"
- Steve Bluestone - School, Anselmo, CA
"Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity to have a great fundraiser and help the environment. This is so simple we plan on continuing to collect cell phones as an ongoing project."
- Judy Garner - Hospital, Rusk, TX
"Thanks for being a part of this great work! Our food bank sponsors two children's nutrition education and feeding programs. It's people like you who truly make a difference in the lives of many people in our community."
- Joy Tucker - Food Bank, Tucson, AZ
"Our check looks great! Wow that's a lot of money! Way more then we thought we'd make. That totally made my day. Thanks!"
- Lynn Spishak - School, Bellevue, WA
"Thanks for the fundraiser! This was the easiest, fastest and most profitable fundraiser I have ever done! Thanks again!"
- Sarah Southern - School, West Jordan, UT
"Electronic scrap created by old cell phones and computers is a fast growing environmental problem. Cell phone recycling is a useful way to clean out the clutter as people upgrade to newer technology."
- Don Wall - Senior Reporter, WFAA Channel 8 News, Dallas, TX
"The Parish and children of the Kikandwa Orphanage
thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donation. The cell phones
you recently donated
will provide a vital link between parish staff members as well as to the outside world."
- Reverend Chris Kiwanuka - Kikandwa Orphanage, Uganda, Africa
"Thank you EcoPhones! The money we raised collecting used cell phones will help deserving seniors go to college. This is a wonderful and generous gift to the students of Frisco and reflects EcoPhones commitment to education. Thank you again for your investment in their future!"
- K. Jonas - School, Frisco, TX
"We look forward to some more great collecting. We will be back up and running again in August when school starts for the 2004-2005 school year. Thanks again for the wonderful work and support your organization does!"
- Mr. Flor - School, Miami, FL
"Thank you for this opportunity! We are always looking for new ways to help promote a safer and cleaner environment here in California. You have provided us with an easy, efficient and profitable way to dispose of our used cellular phones."
- Emmy Gonzalez - Pico Rivera, CA
"We've collected over 4,000 phones and we're still going! We've already raised more than $12,000 towards our marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland. Collecting cell phones is running rampant among the kids, there is a sort of fascination with the whole idea."
- Amanda Vanhoozier - School, Coppell, TX
"Ecophones made the entire process incredibly easy. They designed and provided very professional and nice-looking fliers. They shipped collection boxes right to our church, picked them up when we called, and promptly mailed the checks. When we had questions, we were able to talk to helpful people who gave us assistance. It has been a very positive experience for our youth group, and we plan to hold cell phones drives annually now. The funds we raised are helping us to establish new ministries and enabling us to reach out into the community. It can be expensive trying to cover the cost of materials and training, but Ecophones has helped us to move one step closer in sharing the love of Jesus with others. We are very grateful!"
- Andrea Nelson - Church, Brentwood, TN
"Our drive went very smoothly, and we were especially thrilled with the pre-paid boxes that you sent that were so easy to fill and ship. We look forward to participating in the EcoPhones "Phone-raiser" again next year. Everybody is always getting a new phone so it isn't hard to collect the old ones!"
- Steve Cothran - Church, Greensboro, NC
"By collecting used cell phones, EcoPhones is filling a gap in today's recycling market, and by involving schools, it is also providing a valuable educational lesson for school children."
- Dan Northcut - School, Farmers Branch, TX
"EcoPhones took care of all aspects of promoting our cell phone drive from program inserts to flyers. And they were all customized with our logo and contact info. All we had to do was set up the collection station!"
- Lisa Lawhorn - Church, Pasadena, TX
"Ecophones has a great program for non-profits and church groups to earn money for projects. Through my church youth group earning money for mission trips and a local non profit, I have found the Ecophone program to work well with no investment on the part of my church or group. Ecophones is knowledgeable and easy to work with. They provide all the tools to make the project successful. I would recommend them to anyone trying to raise funds, as well as, clean up the environment. The phones do contaminate thousands of gallons of water if disposed of improperly. Ecophones not only provides your organization needed funds, but also creates a healthier environment by recycling the phones. They are an excellent company and great to work with!"
- Greta J Calvery - Church, Mesquite, TX
"Easiest, hassle-free fundraiser I have ever participated in! I put an announcement in the bulletin and set out the collection boxes...we raised several thousand dollars to help with our summer outreaches."
- Debbie Atteberry - Church, Irving, TX
"The Cell Phone Collection is one of the easiest Mission Drives we have. People simply bring in their cell phones to the collection boxes that EcoPhones provide, and then they come by as often as you need to pick up the phones. We've collected over 250 phones in 2 months. It is a very easy way to make money for church missions and they are prompt with payment."
- Stephanie Mills - Church, Plano, TX
"I was contacted about this fundraiser and so I called to check it out. I work with our Youth Department at our church raising money for our Youth Fine Arts trips. We are going to a National Fine Arts competition in August, and each youth needs to raise approx. $600 each. The cell phone fundraiser was by far one of the easiest ways to raise money. It's a "no-brainer" in my opinion. So many people have old cell phones lying around and have no intention on ever using them again. Our group raised $1255 in a 3 month period. We plan to keep this fundraiser going all year long. Thanks EcoPhones, for opening up this opportunity for us!"
- Ms. Kelley Mackay - Church, Carrollton, TX
"Thank you EcoPhones for helping my boys go on the Fairview Baptist Church's Summer Camp For Kids in Glorietta, New Mexico."
- Ms. Farmer - Church, Grand Prairie, TX