Thank You Juniper Networks for Supporting Next Door!
You can help Next Door Solutions, the clients we serve, and the environment all at the same time just by donating your used cell phones to our agency.
Here’s how it works- Next Door has a non-profit recycling partner who pays us for our unwanted cell phones. Phones are then recycled in an environmentally-safe and responsible manner, with proceeds benefiting essential support programs for victims of abuse and their families.
If you would like to donate your unwanted cell phone, or wish to volunteer to hold a cell phone drive on behalf of Next Door, please contact Donna Knowlton at 408-501-7550 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about running your own employee cell phone drive for Next Door, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I only have really old cell phones to donate that are no longer functional. Will Next Door accept those?
Answer: Absolutely. Shelter Alliance doesn’t refuse any phone. Even if the phone cannot be used as is, they will recycle their parts to re-use in newer phones. Next Door will receive money from the sale of the phone’s parts.
Question: Where can I drop off the cell phones?
Answer: You can drop them off at our community offices, located at 234 E. Gish Road, Suite 200 San Jose, CA. 95112.
Question: I’m a student required to perform community service. If I hold a cell-phone drive for Next Door, will I be able to receive credit?
Answer: Yes! Students can receive community service hours through recycling. Register on our partner’s webpage and when you pledge to collect cell phones, Shelter Alliance will send you a packet and credit you with a certificate for the number of hours of service that you’ve earned. For every five phones you collect, you or your organziation receives one hour of community service credit.
Question: I know you accept really, really old phones but will you also accept smart phones?
Answer: Absolutely! Make or model does not matter. In fact, Next Door can receive up to $100 for a smart phone!
Question: Do you need the phone charger or the manuals?
Answer: No, we do not currently have the space available for these items. But thank you.
Question: Is it safe to donate my cell phone? Will my information be shared?
Answer: If you are concerned about your security, we recommend that you erase all information from your phone and remove the memory chip completely. Shelter Alliance erases the data from the cell phones once they receive them.