MIRAMAR, Fla., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This Veterans Day, SmartphoneTradeIn.com (www.smartphonetradein.com) and Operation Gratitude (www.OperationGratitude.com) will launch a new program to raise money in support and appreciation of U.S. active military personnel and veterans. In this first-of-its-kind program, for every smartphone received for trade-in by SmartphoneTradeIn.com, the company will directly donate $5 to Operation Gratitude, to be used to provide care packages to veterans, U.S. troops and their families.
"We greatly appreciate the service of our veterans. This program marks the next evolution of our eight-year partnership with Operation Gratitude," said Marc Leff, Chief Operating Officer of SmartphoneTradeIn.com and its parent company, GRC Wireless. "Our program creates a win-win for consumers and Operation Gratitude – consumers can get up to $250 cash for their old smartphones, while helping raise an additional $5 per phone for Operation Gratitude."
"After over a decade of war, our veterans need our attention more than ever. We are deeply grateful for SmartphoneTradeIn.com's expanded support of our organization," said Carolyn Blashek, Founder and President of Operation Gratitude. "SmartphoneTradeIn.com will not only provide cash to consumers, but also give our supporters the satisfaction of facilitating a $5 donation to help veterans, active troops and their families, with every cell phone they trade in."
SmartphoneTradeIn.com's parent company, GRC Wireless, has been working with Operation Gratitude for eight years. Since 2006, Operation Gratitude has raised over $150,000 through GRC Wireless' cell phone donation and recycling programs.
SmartphoneTradeIn.com is operated by one of the longest-running cell phone trade-in and buyback companies in North America. It offers consumers a fast, single web-page smartphone trade-in experience and sends checks back to consumers one or two days after receiving a phone.
SmartphoneTradeIn.com (www.smartphonetradein.com) helps consumers around the country quickly and easily trade-in their cell phones for cash. SmartphoneTradeIn.com is a program offered by independently owned and operated GRC Wireless (www.grcwireless.com), located in Miramar, Fla. GRC Wireless is one of the largest and longest-operating cell phone trade-in and buyback companies in North America and has bought back over six million cell phones since its founding in 2002. Thousands of consumers and more than 6,000 charitable organizations turn to the company for fast and competitively priced cell phone trade-ins.
About Operation Gratitude
Operation Gratitude (www.OperationGratitude.com) is one of the premier veterans and active duty service member charitable organizations in the U.S. The organization annually sends 100,000 care packages to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in hostile regions, to their children left behind and to Wounded Warriors, Veterans and First Responders. The organization's mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member's face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at $75-100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 865,000 packages to American Military members.