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Feed the Hungry and Provide Disaster Relief by Recycling

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Last Updated on September 8, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt

This post is sponsored by T-Mobile on behalf of Momtrends Media. All opinions expressed are my own.  

I’m a firm believer that making a positive impact on the world doesn’t have to be hard, you just need to have the intention. That’s why I share a lot of random acts of kindness ideas that are almost effortless.

I’m excited to share another super easy way to make a BIG difference in the lives of others. Thanks to the T-Mobile GivingTWOgether phone drive, you can help feed the hungry and provide disaster relief simply by recycling your electronic devices.

About T-Mobile GivingTWOgether

The T-Mobile GivingTwogether campaign is an initiative to raise money for Feeding America and Team Rubicon. From December 1 – 31, 2017, T-Mobile will DOUBLE your impact by matching the recycled value of your devices (after costs) and donating it to those two charities.

graphics of different phones and tablets on a pink background with text reading team rubicon, feeding America, giving twogether, t mobile

Your recycled devices can help T-Mobile donate a minimum of $1,000,000 to Feeding America and Team Rubicon! That translates to 5 million meals for hungry families and the ability to deploy 5,000 veterans to help in disaster-impacted communities.

Your old, unwanted devices can change lives! You just have to dig them out of your junk drawers and get them to the nearest T-Mobile store. You do NOT have to be a T-mobile customer to donate to this phone drive.

What to Donate

You know that old flip phone in your junk drawer that technically still works but that you’re never going to use again? Or that tablet you bought for the kids three years ago that they never use now that they have a smartphone or a new tablet? Gather them all up!

I can’t be the only one guilty of hoarding these devices. This is how it happens:

  • You upgrade to a new device
  • Instead of trading in your old device, you hang onto it just in case something happens to your new device
  • You put your old device in a “safe place” until you need it as a backup
  • The old device is completely forgotten, buried at the back of your junk drawer

lots of things in a junk drawer

T-Mobile will accept ANY old phone or tablet. Yes! Even that old flip phone has value!

two phones and a tablet on a white background

If you’ve been looking for a justifiable reason to get rid of those old devices, this is the perfect opportunity to do it! You can declutter and contribute to charity at the same time, making both your home and the world a better place.

This is a great way to teach your kids about letting go of unused items and helping others too. When I told my youngest daughter what I was doing, she brought me her old kids’ tablet that she hasn’t used in over a year since she prefers the tablet we share as a family.

a girl holding a tablet

As you can see from all the fingerprints on the screen, the tablet was well used when she was using it! I was really proud of her for being willing to part with it.

More Ways to Help Others

As I mentioned earlier, I love to share simple ideas for spreading joy to others. I’ve published dozens of random acts of kindness ideas.

hands holding a heart with title text reading Random Acts of Kindness Ideas & Resources

My simplest tip is to start each day with a positive thought and the INTENTION to be kind to others. When you start the day like this, you’ll smile more at the people you encounter, hold doors for others, be more patient and your attitude will spread!

You already have that drive and compassion in you. After all, you clicked through to read this post to learn how to feed the hungry and provide disaster relief by recycling.

Now, go gather up all those old devices and get them to T-Mobile so your recycling efforts can make the biggest positive impact. Then, take that warm feeling of generosity and carry it with you every day.

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