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Donate your old cellphone at The Heat game, at a store or mail it out

Donating your old cellphone is a great way to be green (don't just throw them in the trash!) and it can help a good cause. Why are you saving your old phone? Seriously. Are you going to use it again? Cause you know you're not. So why not put it to a good cause?

At the April 15th Heat game against the Detroit Pistons, Verizon Wireless and The Miami Heat will be collecting your no-longer-used wireless phones FROM ANY SERVICE PROVIDER. The donation bins will be located inside the Verizon Wireless Lounge, at level 114 in the concourse of the AmericanAirlines Arena. You can bring them starting at 8 p.m.

It's part of Verizon's program called HopeLine. The phones go to fund grants for domestic violence agencies, or they will be refurbished and donated to local shelters like Safespace in downtown Miami.

Not going to the game tomorrow? Donate your old phones anytime! For the HopeLine program, you can drop it off at any Verizon Wireless store.

Other carriers also have programs. AT&T will take your old phones to benefit soldiers.

Sprint's Project Connect benefits Internet safety for kids -- just download the free postage-paid label from the website to mail in your phone.

T-Mobile will take your old phones at any of its retail stores to benefit its Huddle Up program.

Boost Mobile has a form you can fill out to mail-in your phone. It benefits Global Inheritance.

Take it to a MetroPCS store and it will go to benefit educational programs for high school students.

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Robin Landers

The Women's Fund also collects used cellphones. They can be dropped off at the WF office
2650 SW 27th Ave #303

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