Kiwanis continues cell phone collection

Published 10:34 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Demopolis Kiwanis Club has seen some success in its cell phone drive, and announced that it is continuing that drive to help raise funds for its projects.

“People can contribute their old cell phones at BankTrust, Demopolis High School, Robertson Banking Company’s downtown branch and Westside branch and the Demopolis Public Library,” said Kiwanis president Willy Hill.

“We are hoping to expand that to other businesses in town in the next few weeks.”

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The collection boxes will be displayed with the Kiwanis International logo, and all cell phones will be accepted.

The cell phones that the Kiwanis Club collects are mailed to a collection place, that evaluates the phones and see what they’re worth, and mails the club a check. This company does this for community clubs and several different organizations.

“The funds raised through this project will go into the Kiwanis local fund,” said Valley Harrison of BankTrust, a member of the Demopolis Kiwanis Club, in an interview earlier this year. “Children and their wellbeing is a main focus of Kiwanis, and the money we get through the sale of these phones will help with that.”