Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) recently visited Mandalay Elementary School in Wantagh to thank students for participating in his “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program. Mandalay’s students collected nearly 100 cell phones for the program.
“Mandalay’s students did a terrific job. The nearly 100 cell phones they collected will go a long way in helping bring soldiers and sailors a little closer to their loved ones back home. I thank them for their help and congratulate them on a job well done,” said Senator Fuschillo.
Senator Fuschillo’s “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program collects old or unwanted cell phones to benefit American troops serving overseas. Residents can donate any hand-held cell phone to the program, even if it no longer works. All phones collected through the program will be sent to ReCellular, a cell phone recycling company, which will pay a donation to the “Cell Phone for Soldiers” program for each donated phone. The proceeds raised are used to purchase calling cards for overseas soldiers to call their loved ones back home. Over 1,000 cell phones have already been collected through the program this year.
Senator Fuschillo (third left, front row) is pictured with Mandalay Principal Dr. Lynne D’Agostino (back right), Student Council Advisor Cheryl Schwartz (second left, back row), and members of Mandalay’s Student Council with some of the phones they collected for the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” program.