Do you have an old cell phone laying around? If so there’s a way that you can help someone with it. Recycling old cells not only is good for the environment but can be used to help people in difficult circumstances.
There are many non-profits that take used unlocked cell phones and turn them into phones that can be used to only dial 911 or other emergency contact numbers. For example victims of domestic violence, senior citizens who live alone and people who are chronically ill or disabled.
There are now sites that take used cells for soldiers to use who are stationed overseas. Check your local cell phone stores, police department, social services department and domestic violence shelter to learn where and how to make your donation.