Supported by Genuine Solutions, multi-award-winning experts in the recovery and distribution of mobile technology, the Samaritans are inviting the donation of unused mobile technology (Including phones, cables and chargers) into donation boxes located in a network of local collection points including Andrews Estate Agents and Reigate Town Hall. In addition, the Samaritans team are also collecting donations at this year’s Run Reigate taking place on Saturday 18th September.
The target is to collect over 1,000 donations which will be repurposed, reused or recycled to provide financial support to maintain the essential around-the-clock support the Samaritan’s volunteer teams offer to the vulnerable.
Paul Crossman, CEO at Genuine Solutions commented, “As a business it is our goal to protect our planet and the people within the communities we live in. We are incredibly proud to be working alongside the Samaritans and to support them with this great initiative. We are delighted to be involved and it is extremely rewarding knowing that funds generated through the recovery and relove of the donated devices, will help the Samaritans to continue to offer life changing support for those who find themselves in difficult times.”
It is extremely rewarding knowing that funds generated through the recovery and relove of the donated devices, will help the Samaritans to continue to offer life changing support.
Kevin Siggery, Branch Director for East Surrey Samaritans said, “East Surrey Samaritans is piloting a local device donation campaign. The campaign will encourage the public to recycle unwanted mobile devices through collection boxes around Reigate; helping the environment, at the same time as turning these devices into funding for our branch. As an independently-funded charity, our volunteers depend on donations to keep the branch open, day and night, taking calls from people who rely on our listeners to support them when they are struggling to cope.
We are enormously grateful for the assistance we have received from Genuine Solutions in creating and building this initiative, and look forward to increasing the scope of the campaign in the future.”
We are enormously grateful for the assistance we have received from Genuine Solutions in creating and building this initiative.
How it works
All products received by Genuine Solutions will be segregated, catalogued, graded and tested, to determine how and where each product should be placed for recycling or resale, with all profits going direct to The Samaritans East Surrey.
GDPR and environmental compliance are at the core of these processes, to ensure all devices are wiped free of personal data and the recycle and reuse destinations are both ethical and safe.
How to support
Those who wish to get involved are asked to search their drawers and cupboards at home for unused mobile phones and mobile accessories. Collection envelopes and secure containers are located throughout September at Andrews Estate Agents or at Reigate Town Hall. There will also be a collection point at the Samaritans stand at Run Reigate taking place in Priory Park on Saturday 18th September. Businesses or local community groups who wish to participate can get in touch with Genuine Solutions and we can arrange for a local collection.
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Drop off locations
Reigate local retailers supporting the initiative with secure donation boxes include:
- The Samaritans stand at Run Reigate (Sunday 18th September)
- Andrews Estate Agents – 39 Bell Street, Reigate, RH2 7AQ
- Reigate Town Hall – Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH
East Surrey Samaritans is one of over 200 branches around the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Samaritans volunteers take around 10,000 calls, day and night, every single day of the year, providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, and whatever life has done to them.
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