SHELBY TOWNSHIP, MI – August 11, 2009 –  More than 150,000 troops are serving overseas and are away from their families. Cell Phones for Soldiers and Mattress To Go are calling on all Americans to support for these brave men and women by donating your unused cell phones. Cell Phones for Soldiers hopes to collect over 50,000 cell phones this year to help keep troops connected with their families.

“We’re proud to show our support for U.S. soldiers, and to contribute to a worthy cause like Cell Phones For Soldiers,” says Jeff Scheuer, owner of Mattress To Go.  “I recently heard an interview of the teenagers who founded Cell Phones For Soldiers on the radio, and I knew I wanted to find a way to assist their effort, so we decided to become a drop-off center for this cause.  Our soldiers benefit, old cell phones are kept out of landfills, the donation is tax deductible and the company that recycles the cell phones is located in Michigan – everyone benefits.”

“Over the past few years, we have been amazed by the generosity of others. But, we have also seen the need to support our troops continue.” says Brittany Bergquist, Cell Phones for Soldiers co-founder. “It is easy for Americans to make a small sacrifice of support by donating their unused cell phones, and providing families with a much-needed connection to their loved ones overseas.”

Local residents can support the collection drive by donating their phones at:

Mattress To Go 51260 Van Dyke, Shelby Township (Located at 23 Mile and Van Dyke, next to the Salvation Army Home Store).

Donation hours:  Monday – Friday: 10-8   Saturday: 10-6

Contact Mattress To Go at, or phone at 586-580-3605.