Cellcom donates nearly $38,000 to green initiatives through Green Gifts program

Green Bay, WI (October 17, 2016) – Cellcom has put recycled cell phones to work for the local community. The local wireless company has selected 22 non-profits to receive $37,800 in Green Gifts, which uses money generated from its handset recycling program to annually fund green non-profit initiatives.

“Our service area is fortunate to be teeming with non-profits that are creatively using their resources to help the environment though education and activism. Cellcom is proud to contribute to their efforts through our Green Gifts program and help work toward a greener tomorrow,” said Brighid Riordan, director of public affairs at Cellcom.

The 2016 Cellcom Green Giftswere awarded to non-profits throughout Cellcom’s service areaand included Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve (Appleton), Heckrodt Wetland Reserve (Menasha), Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance (Appleton), Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, NEW Zoo & Adventure Park (Suamico), Greater Green Bay YMCA, River District Development Foundation (Merrill), Northland Pines Farm to School Program (Eagle River), Trees for Tomorrow (Eagle River), Wild Instincts (Rhinelander), Open Door Bird Sanctuary (Sturgeon Bay), Woodland Dunes Nature Center (Two Rivers), Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. (Sturgeon Bay), Kelly Lake Advancement Association (Suring), Navarino Nature Center, Stockbridge Munsee Community (Bowler), Wisconsin Waterfowl Association (Abrams), The Etude Group (Sheboygan), Bookworm Gardens (Sheboygan), Maywood Environmental Park (Sheboygan), Friends of Mead/McMillan Association (Milladore), and Boys & Girls Club of Portage County (Stevens Point).

Since 2004 Cellcom has offered a cell phone recycling program where customers can bring in their old or unwanted phones to be reused and recycled. Cellcom sends the phones to recyclers who in return send money to Cellcom for the materials that were saved from the phones. Cellcom donates this money back to local non-profits. Cellcom’s recycling program has generated $266,975 for local charities over the past 13 years. Consumers can contribute to the program by donating their old cell phones for recycling at any Cellcom retail location.


Cellcom is an innovative wireless company that provides nationwide service for its customer base throughout Wisconsin and Michigan, with 60 retail and agent locations. Cellcom is respected for its long-standing reputation of delivering extraordinary customer care, being a strong community partner, and for its renowned network, which is customized to its rural markets. As a subsidiary of Nsight, Cellcom is part of a family of companies offering complete telecommunications services.

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