Raising Cane’s Collects Unwanted Cell Phones for Local Military Heroes
From May 6 through June 16, the local Raising Cane’s franchise is collecting unwanted cell phones. All donated phones will be recycled and exchanged for calling cards that will be given to Nebraska Soldiers who are away on active duty. Individuals who donate a phone will receive a free Combo of equal or lesser value with the purchase of another Combo.
Additional support can also be given by adding any dollar amount when ordering at the restaurant. 100% of the money raised will help support a fund for Veterans and their families to assist with bills, groceries, gas, or other immediate needs.
The Raising Cane’s franchise is partnering with Cell Phones for Soldiers for its 11th straight year. Since 2009 over 822,000 minutes and nearly $103,000 have been raised to support the needs of Nebraska Veterans and their families.
Cell Phones for Soldiers (cellphonesforsoldiers.com) is a non-profit organization that provides free communication tools to active duty military members and veterans. The organization was founded in 2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA with $21 of their own money. To date, they have provided more than 300 million minutes of free talk time to troops serving around the world.
The Raising Cane’s franchise—Southern Hospitality Ventures Inc.—was opened in 2006 by Justin and Jennifer Jones, who moved to Nebraska from Louisiana. Since opening their first location, they have set out to make a change in their community by becoming active community leaders with programs such as this one. Since 2006, the franchise has given back over $1.8 million to their Restaurants’ communities. Learn more Facebook or Twitter (@RaisingCanesSHV).