Cell Phone Donations

Set up a drive

Hosting a cell phone drive to collect used cell phones and smartphones helps JDI, victims of sexual and domestic violence, and the environment. JDI currently works with SmartPhoneRecycling.com. They compensate JDI for the phones we collect with your help!

FAQ #1 How do I set up a drive?

It’s easy. All you have to do is spread the word and put a collection box in a spot that is easily accessible to your co-workers, neighbors, or classmates. As your school, company, local library, police station or other public setting to partner with you to collect more phones! We can provide you with promotional materials or you can download from here: https://smartphonerecycling.com//marketing.html.

If you have questions, contact us at donations@janedoe.org or 617.248.0922.

FAQ #2 What if I know a survivor who needs a phone?
Jane Doe Inc. does not distribute emergency 9-1-1 cell phones. If you or someone you know is in danger and needs a 911 programmed cell phone, please contact your local domestic violence or sexual assault organization.
FAQ #3 How do I erase my personal information from the phone?

Before shipping us your phones, remember to deactivate your phone and erase all personal information. For instructions for the type/model of your phone
visit: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-wipe-your-phone-or-tablet-before-selling/

FAQ #4 Where should I send the phones?

If you have 10 or more phones, you can ship them directly to SmartPhoneRecycling.com. Be sure to include JDI’s contact information so that the donation is sent directly to us. If you have less than 10 phones, you can mail to or drop off at our office:

Jane Doe Inc.
Attn: Cell Phone Drive
c/o WeWork  
33 Arch Street 17th Floor
Boston, MA 02110


FAQ #5 Shipping Notes

The United States Post Office (USPS) issued new guidelines that might pertain to your phone.  Review this article for more details: Shipping lithium battery devices or other hazmat via USPS? These new rules are effective immediately. – Labelmaster Blog

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