At the Women’s Center we are dedicated to volunteering and making a difference in our community.
We participate in a number of volunteer activities, including Waltham Crossings (an assisted living facility) and Cradles to Crayons.
We also host an ongoing cellphone drive.
Cell Phone Drive:
Bentley Women’s Center collects old, unwanted cell phones from faculty and staff on campus (195 Cell Phones have been collected to date)
The phones, though lacking service, serve the purpose of being distributed to women in need who may need to make emergency calls, which may save a woman’s life if she is in danger.
“This is a win-win situation for everyone at our organization, cell phone users, and the environment, because we are providing a way for folks to recycle their old cell phones and not fill up landfills,” says Gunner Scott, Organizer/Outreach Coordinator of The Network/La Red. -janedoe.org According to a study released in 2002 by the national environmental research organization INFORM, “Cell phones are typically used for only 18 months before being replaced, and by 2005 about 130 million of these devices, weighing approximately 65,000 tons will be retired annually in the US. Most of them will initially be stored away in closets and drawers, creating a stockpile of about 500 million used phones that will soon enter the waste stream.” -janedoe.org
If you have a cell phone to donate, please contact Katrina DeFrancesco through Bentley email to find out more information!