Media Release

Cell Phones for Soldiers Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 12:00 AM

9:40 a.m.


ALACHUA COUNTY - The Alachua County Tax Collector's "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program has been a huge success. The drop-off locations in Gainesville for used cell phones and accessories began in February 2006.


With the help of the citizens of Alachua County, the Tax Collector's office has collected over 3,100 used cell phones and about the same number of accessories.  Cell phones are sent for recycling and the money raised helps Cell Phones for Soldiers buy calling cards for military personnel.   Representatives of the Tax Collector's office have been attending the twice-monthly meetings of the Military Support Group of Alachua County to give them calling cards to be included in the care packages sent to the troops.


The Tax Collector's office extends its appreciation to the citizens of Alachua County.   Thanks for your contribution to the success of the program.  Visit the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" website for more information




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).