As kids prove over and over us kids do speak for America. When I heard about Cell Phones for Soldiers that was started by 2 kids when they were in 6th and 7th grade I thought this was a really good idea because some soldiers might not have the money to pay for phones and they should be able to call home to talk with their family.
My friends in 6th and 7th grade that don’t already have a cell phone really want one. I also would like one that I could text on but when I think about the lonely soldiers overseas I know they need a cell phone more than a kid like me. These soldiers really do need a way to call their family and friends.
When I went to their website I found out that Britney who is now 19 and her brother Robbie who is now 18 started Cell Phones for Soldiers when Robbie was 11years old and in 6th grade like me. His sister Britney was 12 years old and in 7th grade like some of my friends. When they started Cell Phones for Soldiers the idea came to them when they heard about a soldier with an $8,000 cell phone bill that he got from making calls home to his family and friends.
Britney and Robbie Berquist started Cell Phones for Soldiers with $14 from their own piggy banks and other kids at school gave them another $7. While that is not a lot of money it was enough to get them started.
Cell Phones for Soldiers is now 7 years old and they have recycled almost 8 million cell phones and have over 8,000 drop off sites around the USA. People donate old cell phones and the cell phones are turned into millions of minutes of prepaid calling cards for our soldiers that are stationed overseas.
If you have and old cell phone donate it to Cell Phones for Soldiers!
Oorah Britney and Robbie and Cell Phone for Soldiers