In a ceremony at George Washington University earlier this month, Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, kicked off the Hope Phones campaign to collect 20,000 used cell phones. Clinton was joined by supermodel Christy Turlington and Journalist Juju Change. The project is a Clinton Global Initiative.
Half a million cell phones are discarded in the United States every day and pollute the environment with tons of plastic and persistent toxins like lead, nickel, beryllium, and cadmium. Cell phone recycling through Hope Phones reduces hazardous waste in our community responsibly, while providing a real public health benefit in a country near and dear to our hearts.
The DRCongo has scarce infrastructure and few public health services. Too little access to quality health care has resulted in high maternal and infant mortality rates alike. According to UNICEF, 8 out of 10 children in DRC don’t have access to basic healthcare services.
You can make a difference by dropping off or mailing your old cell phones to our office. Contact accounts@mljadoptions if you have further questions.
For more info and photo credit visit http://hopephones.org/