Media Release

7500 Cell Phones for Soldiers

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - With the help of the citizens, the Alachua County Tax Collector's office is pleased to announce that they have exceeded their goal of collecting 7500 cell phones, before the 4th of July, for the "Cell Phones for Soldiers" program.

Cell Phones for Soldiers recycles old cell phones and use the funds received to buy calling cards, for military personnel. If you know any military personnel in need of a calling card, visit

Representatives of the Tax Collector's office attend the twice monthly meetings of the Military Support Group of Alachua County to add calling cards to the packages sent to troops.

The Cell Phones for Soldiers program is continuing to receive cell phones for recycling. Phones can be dropped off at any Tax Collector branch office (in Gainesville: 12 SE 1st Street, 5801 NW 34th Street, 3207 SW 35th Blvd, and in High Springs: 110 NW 1st Avenue).

For more information, contact Roxanne Watkins 352-264-6935 or Stephanie Kelley 352-337-6228.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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).