The Reconnect Project provides mobile phones to people in need, giving them means to connect with family, friends and essential services. There’s an estimated 23 million spare mobile phones sitting in the bottom of drawers, languishing in garages and stuffed in boxes across Australia. People are being asked to donate these redundant devices to The Reconnect Project. They’ll fix them, securely wipe any data, and load them with credit. These phones will then be distributed to people who need them, such as recently arrived refugees, those fleeing domestic abuse or someone in a transient housing situation who would otherwise have no means of communication with essential services.
You can mail your device to The Reconnect Project, PO Box 6074, Dural DC, NSW 2158; or drop it off at your nearest donation station.