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Charity-A-Day: Cell Phones for Soldiers

American soldiers are detached each day from the lives they once led, but teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist are striving to reach out to these troops with an organization all their own known as Cell Phones for Soldiers.

Through this unique program, soldiers are reconnected with their homes, families, friends, neighbors, and communities, even if only for minutes at a time.  Cell Phones for Soldiers was established in 2004 to provide American troops with means of calling home; five years and millions of dollars later, the program has succeeded in reuniting loved ones all across the United States.

By recycling used cell phones, the program raises money to purchase prepaid calling cards for American soldiers.  Getting involved with this remarkarble program is simple.  Donate any used cell phone today, and contribute to the cause that is reuniting families everywhere.

Be sure to check out www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com for more information.

"Your Mission: Help Our Troops Call Home"




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In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.




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