As a company, you can donate your employees’ old mobile phones to help children in need.

Do your employees have any mobile phones they no longer need? If so, with the help of Swisscom and SOS Children’s Villages, you can launch a collection campaign within your company. It doesn’t matter if the phones work or not, we will sell them and donate the proceeds to SOS Children’s Villages.

How your employees’ phones can be turned into a financial donation.

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Local collection

For a limited time, the company’s employees can drop their unwanted phones into the Mobile Aid box.

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After the collection period, Swisscom delivers the boxes to the social organisation Réalise.


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The Geneva-based socal organisation Réalise deletes all personal data from the phones.

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RS Switzerland in Fribourg sells the phones that are still working.

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Solenthaler Recycling in Gossau recycles the raw materials from the broken phones

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The company donates all the sales and recycling proceeds to SOS Children’s Villages. The company receives a report.


Total length of video 01:28 min.

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A future for every child.

Our Mobile Aid initiative supports the work of SOS Children’s Villages in Nicaragua. The charity’s activities enable children in the province of Estelí to have an independent future.

Image: Old mobile phones: worth their weight in gold!

That’s the amount of precious raw material in Switzerland’s eight million unused mobile phones.
Source: Swico Öko-Institut e.V.

Old mobile phones: worth their weight in gold!

An estimated eight million mobile phones lie around unused in Switzerland. The material value alone easily tops the CHF 60 million mark.




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