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Lets Mobilize

The 'Lets Mobilize' collection drive for 2012 is drawing to a close and with thousands of phones now on their way to the recycler we have made a real difference for the environment and for our partner - The Starship Foundation

Yet we still want more phones and hope that every member has at least one or two to still donate. Although we will still accept donated phones during the year, help us finish the 'collection drive' for 2012 with a big surge

Stay mobilized and help us make an even bigger difference by finding that last phone at the bottom of the drawer, the cell on the shelf and the brick in the cupboard. Every single phone donated can be either reused or recycled - we won't turn any away!

Lets Mobilize gets the thumbs-up from the Chief Scout

Congratulations on teaming up with the Starship Foundation to support the Starship National Air Ambulance Service. It’s a wonderful combination, as both Starship and Scouts New Zealand care for our children and young people - New Zealand's most precious taonga

Starship provides family-centred care to some of the most vulnerable children and young people, while Scouts provides adventurous programmes that give Kiwi kids the opportunity to learn new skills, make friends and have fun

By collecting unwanted mobile phones to either be recycled or reused in the developing world, the “Let’s Mobilize” campaign is helping to clean up our environment. It really is a ‘win-win-win’ enterprise. - Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, GNZM, QSO.  Governor-General and Chief Scout of New Zealand

Starship's National Air Ambulance Service

SCOUTS New Zealand is proud to support the Starship Foundation and it's National Air Ambulance Service. Funds raised from the Lets Mobilize campaign directly benefit Starship’s National Air Ambulance Service. The funds raised also help SCOUTS New Zealand deliver safe and adventurous programmes and experiences for young people throughout New Zealand. If you want to know more about where the funds raised from this campaign are going then check out this video from the Starship Foundation

Free collection boxes are available for you to place with local businesses, or community groups. Once full, they should be emptied and reused to collect more phones

Full instructions appear on the box as to what to do with the collected phones. Ask you section leader  for these or for   more envelopes and bags if they are required

The collection drive was officially launched in May by Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Hon. Jo Goodhew, Her Worship the Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown and Adventure Plus Ambassador Mark Inglis

Since then, over 8000 phones have been processed with more arriving to be recycled every day!

We are happy to receive any make and model of mobile phone regardless of condition - just remove the SIM card first

Phones in working order are refurbished and exported to places such as Hong Kong, China or to Eastern Europe, while those beyond repair are recycled through the correct environmental channel. Other FAQ's