Campus News

August 23, 2010

Take Note

Recycle phones now, electronics soon

The cell phone donation drive on campus continues with drop-offs at the Center for Women on the third floor of Cox Hall, the Emory Police Department and Dobbs University Center.

The drive assists women survivors of domestic violence and their children. The Center for Women’s partner organization gets the phones recycled, with the money benefitting the shelters, or gets them retooled as emergency phones. All the information on the cell phone will be discarded.

“The cell phone drive provides an avenue for victims to seek help in a situation when they desperately need it,” says Adam Wright, Emory Police cadet. “That is the sort of cause that is invaluable to a community.”

The drive is expected to continue into October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Also coming in the fall is National Recycling Week, offering an opportunity to recycle more electronics.

“We will have a long list of activities that will take place that week,” says Deena Keeler, manager of campus auxiliary services operations, whose office oversees the electronics recycling program.

Keeler says the events are usually in October when her office will get the word out to the community.

For more information on the cell phone drive, contact Sasha Smith at 404.727.2001.

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