Shelby Township, MI – September 19, 2011 – 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 these brave men and women by donating your unused cell phones.

“With the holidays fast approaching, we’re appealing to everyone in the area who has an old used cell phone to donate it at Mattress To Go for the Cell Phones For Soldiers program. These phones will then be recycled and the proceeds used to purchase calling cards for our soldiers serving overseas during the holidays,” says Jeff Scheuer, owner of Mattress To Go. We’re proud to continue to show our support for U.S. soldiers and to contribute to a worthy cause like Cell Phones for Soldiers. I want to remind everyone that we are a permanent donation center for this awesome program. 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 wins.”

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 and Dollar Castle).

Donation hours:  Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.   Saturday:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.    Sunday:  Noon – 5 p.m.