2006-04-20 / News

Bank Newport wants your old cell phones

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, BankNewport is conducting a cell phone collection for Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island now through Mother's Day weekend.

How can you help?

It's easy! Simply bring your used cell phone to any BankNewport branch in Newport County and Bristol County and place it in the donation bin. Your wireless cell phone must be operational, include the battery, and cannot be cracked or broken.

Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island collects used cellular phones and ships them to EcoPhones, where they are refurbished or recycled in accordance with EPA regulations. The proceeds received help fund child abuse and neglect prevention programs throughout the state.

Prevent Child Abuse Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to keep every child in Rhode Island safe from abuse and neglect through a primary prevention approach of education, advocacy, and public awareness activities.

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