Media Release

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:00 AM

April 1, 2009

5 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Tax Collector's office has collected 6,876 cell phone phones for the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program. They invite citizens to help them reach the goal of 7,500 phones by July 4, 2009.

The program collects cell phones, which are sent for recycling. The money raised from recycling is used to purchase calling cards for military personnel. Representatives of the Tax Collector's office also attend the meetings of the Military Support Group for Alachua County to include the calling cards in "care packages" sent to troops.

You can drop off cell phones for recycling at any of the Tax Collector branch offices.

 For Alachua County Tax Collector locations and times, click here.

For more information about the Cell Phones for Soldiers program, click here, or call Stephanie Kelley 352-337-6228 or Roxanne Watkins 352-264-6935.



  • 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).