Busineighbor.Org Announces Cell Phone Drive To Purchase 500 Payless Shoe Gift Cards

Busineighbor.org announces cell phone drive to help children

Online PR News – 24-May-2012 – Atlanta Georgia – Atlanta, GA - More than 58,000 Georgia children live in poor or low-income households and are considered homeless. According to the National Center on Family Homelessness Georgia ranks 47 out of 50 states in child homelessness.

But statistics donít get to the heart of how a child feels when they canít attend school because they have no shoes. If they don't have shoes, they canít go to school. Or worse students are embarrassed and teased. Interviews show a new pair of shoes can help reduce bullying, boost a childís self-esteem and improve the economy.

"It is estimated that Americans have 3 or more cell phones they no longer use but haven't discarded or recycled. BusiNeighbor Inc. can use these phones to positively change a childís life and assist struggling parents.

This critical need has prompted a Georgia organization BusiNeighbor Inc. to take a stand and announce their kickoff of a Cell Phone Fundraising Program, in partnership with GRC Wireless Recycling and Payless ShoeSource, Inc. BusiNeighbor Inc. will earn from .50Ę up to $30.00 for every cell phone collected, regardless of age or condition. The proceeds from this collection drive will go towards the purchase of 500 Payless ShoeSource Gift Cards to distribute 100 cards to five Georgia local charities that provide services to homeless families at a celebration event held at Villa Christina on August 13, 2012.

"It is estimated that Americans have 3 or more cell phones they no longer use but haven't discarded or recycled. "BusiNeighbor Inc. can use these phones to make a child happy and assist financially-challenged parents. Aside from providing new shoes, let's help restore dignity, and build confidence said Charmelle Scott Executive Director of BusiNeighbor Inc. BusiNeighbor Inc. want these children happy in school making friends and creating positive memorable moments instead of focusing on what peers think and reflecting on their most unfortunate situation."

BusiNeighbor Inc. is requesting assistance from local businesses to initiate collection campaigns with its employees, customers and friends. People and companies interested in donating or collecting phones can visit the organizationís website.

About BusiNeighbor.orgģ
BusiNeighbor Inc. is a Georgia-based 501(c) (3) organization. BusiNeighbor Inc.'s philanthropic efforts include financial assistance to anyone in need: homeless, single parents, elderly, and veterans. BusiNeighbor Inc. partners with many local organizations to foster a relationship based on compassion for a fellow neighbor.

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M.C. Scott
BusiNeighbor Inc.
3235 Satellite Blvd Bldg 400 Ste 300
Duluth GA, 30096

(404) 384 - 4135

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