Your Old Cell Phone Can Save a Life
Do you have old cell phones lying around? Make a difference in your community!
PWCL recycles cell phones and distributes them to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Survivors are able to use these cell phones to call 911, allowing immediate help at the touch of a button.
PWCL also recycles used cell phones through PhoneXchange in Portland, Oregon a local store started with the idea of giving back to the community since 2009. All used cell phones donated through Phone Xchange that dial 911 are given to PWCL, any that don’t are recycled through Phone Xchange’s recycle program that plants one tree for every cell phone recycled. All profits and proceeds are put into the program and used to continuously provide women with a place to go and someone to call in a time of need.
If you have a cell phone you would like to donate you can mail it to:
PWCL Cell Phone Project
P.O. Box 42610
Portland, OR 97242
or you can drop it off at any of the following locations:
First Tech Credit Union-Tanasbourne Branch, 17877 NW Evergreen Parkway
First Tech Credit Union, 8700 SW Nimbus Avenue
First Tech Credit Union, 3555 SW 153rd Avenue
First Tech Credit Union, 5860 NE Cornell Road (Near Orenco Station)
Whole Foods - Tanasbourne, 19440 NW Cornell Blvd.
In Other Words, 8 NE Killingsworth
Old Wives Tale, 1300 E Burnside
Portland Music, 123rd & Division
PSU, Women’s Resource Center, 10th & Montgomery, basement of Montgomery Hall
Red & Black Café, 400 SE 12th & Oak
Riverview Community Bank, 10401 NE Halsey Street
Southwest Community Center, 6820 SW 45th
Whole Foods - Hollywood, 4301 NE Sandy Blvd., [Customer Service Desk]
Whole Foods - NW PDX, 1210 NW Couch St., [Customer Service Desk]
Whole Foods - Laurelhurst, 2825 E Burnside St., [Customer Service Desk]
Wireless Toyz, 2419 NE Sandy Blvd.
Phone Xchange 10632 NE Halsey St.
Whole Foods - Bridgeport, 7380 SW Bridgeport Rd., [Customer Service Desk]
Whole Foods - Mill Plain, 815 SE 160th Avenue, [Customer Service Desk]
Please include a wall charger and any working batteries with your donation. To protect your privacy, we recommend you remove all personal information from your phone before making your donation.
All cell phone donations are tax deductible. If you would like an acknowledgment of your donation for tax purposes, please include a piece of paper with your name and contact information.
If you have any questions about the cell phone program, you can call the Portland Women’s Crisis Line Business Office at (503) 232-9751.