Established in 2005
Cell Phones for Soldiers
First Baptist Church of Hingham is listed on the official Cell Phones for Soldiers (CPFS) website as a recommended drop-off location for unwanted cell phone donations.
CPFS recycles and reuses not only cell phones (any type) and smartphones, but tablets and MP3 players as well.
This is a perfect solution to beneficially discard your unwanted devices and also help our deserving and deployed US Soldiers.
This local outreach may only be convenient to those individuals who are within physical distance of the FBC location. You can drop off your device(s) 24/7 in the brown trunk in the parking lot to the right side of the church, 85 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043.
If you would prefer, due to convenience or distance, to mail us your devices, use the previous mailing address.
FBC forwards all donations to the national HQ.
Remove all personal data from phone.
Keep batteries and cords attached to phone. If there is no battery, place tape over terminal ends.
If donating an iPhone 4 or newer model, remember to turn off the Find My iPhone feature.
Place inside a ziplock bag for protection.
What does CPFS do with the donated cell phones?
Mobile devices and tablets donated to CPFS are sold either to an electronic refurbisher or a recycler. Once they receive a donated device, it is quickly wiped of all personal information
and checked to see if it is repairable. A cell phone that is repairable is sold to an electronics refurbisher who will repair the device and resell it in the aftermarket. However, devices that
are either too old or completely broken are sold to recyclers who strip the devices of any salvageable components and/or rare metals and then responsibly recycle the remaining parts. The proceeds from these processes are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards for troops and to provide emergency funding to veterans.