GW Students Hold Old Cell Phone Drive At Metro Stations

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University students will be collecting used cell phones and other portable electronic devices at 15 Metro stations during the morning rush hour.

Wednesday’s collection drive from 7 to 9:30 a.m. is the culmination of a six-month effort by the university to collect used cell phones and other devices including digital cameras, iPods and laptops. The school has been working with the organization Hope Phones to recycle the devices. Proceeds will fund maternal and child health mobile technology projects in Mali, Malawi and Nepal.

Donated phones and other devices do not have to be working and will be wiped of personal information. Chargers and other devices do not need to accompany the donated items.

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