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Ronald McDonald House Teams Up With Mobi PCS To “Recycle For Keiki” In July

HONOLULU –July is Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (RMHC-Hawaii) and Mobi PCS “Recycle for Keiki” month. It’s a chance for everyone to help the families and kids staying at Hawaii’s Ronald McDonald Houses while at the same time helping to clean up the environment. There is even a prize drawing at the end of the month for those bringing their electronics in for recycling.

Almost everyone has old cell phones, cell phone accessories or other outdated electronic devices lying around their house somewhere, and this is the month to get motivated, and turn that clutter into healing power! The list of items eligible for recycling now includes:

  • Phones
  • PDA
  • iPods
  • Digital Cameras
  • Tablets
  • Chargers

Any condition, age, models, carrier accepted.

The public is urged to bring their recyclable items to any of the 10 Mobi PCS stores or 35 dealers statewide. To find your nearest location visit www.mobipcs.com/locations. Every cent raised from the recycling will be donated to RMHC-HI. While there, recyclers can also enter to win the special drawing for a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone + one year of service ($1,000 value), or a 2nd place prize of a Hele MiFi + one year of service ($750 value), just for caring enough to participate.

Mobi PCS has been supporting RMHC-HI since 2008 by providing families with complimentary phones and phone service while they are guests. Between that donation and recycling, Mobi has provided more than $42,000 to RMHC-HI over the past five years.

“Our Recycling for Keiki program is a win-win for the community on a number of levels,” explains Bill Jarvis, Mobi PCS president and CEO. “Not only does the program help remove these devices from our landfills, it turns something that merely takes up space in your home and transforms it into financial support for the keiki who rely on Ronald McDonald House during a critical time.”

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii (RMHC-Hawaii) offers support for families with seriously ill children by operating two Ronald McDonald Houses in Manoa Valley. Families from the neighbor islands and around the Pacific may stay there when they come to Honolulu seeking medical care for their children. Each year, hundreds of families make Ronald McDonald House their “home away from home.”

RMHC-Hawaii also provides the Ronald McDonald House Family Room, a respite and support center inside Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Most of those assisted at the Family Room are from Oahu.

RMHC-Hawaii programs strengthen and support families during a very difficult time. For a child being treated for a serious illness, having family members nearby to give love and comfort may be as crucial as medical care itself.

RMHC-Hawaii relies heavily on community support to keep the houses running, not only through monetary donations, but also through countless hours of personal time committed by volunteers.

 

About Mobi PCS

Featuring its own statewide network along with the largest nationwide network footprint via partnerships with national carriers, Mobi PCS is Hawaii’s only locally based wireless provider to offer unlimited talk, text and data for one flat rate, with both contract and no-contract options. Talk-and-text lines are just $30, with data plans starting at just $40. Mobi PCS also provides wireless broadband service under the brand name Hele, with monthly rates from $30.

Mobi PCS features eight retail sales and service locations on Oahu: in Pearlridge Center, Windward City Shopping Center, Kapolei Ace Center, Kamehameha Shopping Center and Pearl Harbor Navy Exchange; on Kapahulu Avenue; in Nanakuli; and at 1467 South King Street.

On the Big Island, Mobi PCS is available through a retail location in Hilo’s Prince Kuhio Plaza.

On Maui, Mobi is available at its location in the Queen Kaahumanu Center in Kahului. In addition, Mobi PCS is available through approximately 35 dealers across the state, including Kauai and Molokai.

For more information call 688.MOBI or visit mobipcs.com.

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