Media Release

Tax Collector's Office Collects Cell Phone for Soldiers

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 3:15 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Tax Collector’s office, with the help of the citizens of Alachua County, has collected over 9,231 used cell phones for the Cell Phones for Soldiers program.  Through this project, cell phones are sent for recycling and the money raised helps Cell Phones for Soldiers buy calling cards for military personnel. 

The Tax Collector’s Office has a goal of collecting 10,000 cell phones by the end of 2010.

Cell phones, accessories, chargers, batteries, Blackberry PDA’s and pagers may be dropped off at any of these locations during normal business hours. 

  • County Administration Building Downtown
    12 SE 1st Street
  • NW office
    5801 NW 34th Street
  • SW office in the Wal-Mart Plaza
    3207 SW 35th Blvd.   

Representatives of the Tax Collector’s office have been attending the meetings of the Military Support Group of Alachua County to give them the calling cards to be included in the care packages sent to the troops. 

If citizens know of a military person in need of a care package, contact the Military Support Group of Alachua County at 

For more information, click here or contact the Tax Collector’s office at 352 337-6228 or 352 264-6935.



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).