Help the Troops Call Home – Free

Credit unions can participate in the Cell Phones for Soldiers program and help service members get a free 60-minute calling card. This is a great way to give back to the men and women deployed all over the world, who are separated from their friends and families.

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., with $21 of their own money. 

By enrolling in Cell Phones for Soldiers, you can put your credit union ahead of the pack by having information and materials readily available for members to donate used cell phones.

How to Participate
A Point of Sale Kit will offer your members the convenience of one-stop donating at your credit union.  This no-cost Point of Sale Kit includes (examples attached):

  • One collection box;
  • 100 plastic mailing envelopes (includes pre-addressed postage-paid BRC mailing label);
  • 10 tear-off BRC return label pads (for shipping in something other than plastic mailing envelope – postage-paid); and
  • 3 posters (3’ x 5’).

Invest in America and GM will support the first 1,000 Point of Sales kits requested by credit unions.

Each participating credit union branch will receive a Point of Sale kit. Please provide the following information to for each participating branch by June 10, 2011:

 Credit union/branch name
Shipping address
Contact name
Contact email
Contact phone number 


For more information about the OfficeMax program, contact Sales & Marketing Associate Craig Reed: 206.340.4789,

Posted in Compliance News, NCUA.