KNDU/KNDO Collecting Old Cell Phones To Make Money For The Reading Foundation
KENNEWICK, Wash. - You might have them lying around your house. Right now we are asking for your old cell phones.
They're being collected and turned over to a recycling company. Then the recycling company will write a check for the old cell phones and all the money will be donated to the Reading Foundation which is a group that provides books to children throughout the Mid-Columbia region community.
In Yakima, the money made will go towards the Circle of Success program.
The phones will be collected throughout July.
KNDU is leading the campaign. Reading Foundation Leaders stress the importance of reading to kids.
Reading Foundation Representative Dena Lodahl said, "Reading is a fundamental to success in school. Those children who begin school with at least an exposure to reading and books are the children that do succeed in school."
You can drop the old cell phones off any of the Mid-Columbia Library locations in the Tri-Cities.
And we've set up a drop off box at the KNDO studios and KNDU studios located on Kennewick Avenue in Kennewick.
You can also hand them to KNDU/KNDO reporters you see out in the field.
In Yakima, drop off boxes are at Memorial Hospital facilities.