Women’s Self-Defense Institute Collects Used Cell Phones for Domestic Violence Victims

Women’s Self-Defense Institute announced today the kickoff of their cell phone fundraising program to raise money for domestic violence programs. Many of the phones will go to domestic violence victims for use in emergency situations, with others sold to provide funds for shelters and social service providers.

Women’s Self-Defense Institute is working with Shelter Alliance, a Miramar, Florida firm specializing in the logistics and underwriting of fundraising programs through the collection and responsible recycling of used cellular phones. Shelter Alliance currently works with over 2000 social service organizations nationwide collecting cell phones for 911 emergency purposes and fundraising and has contributed over $5,000,000 to participating organizations.

“We are very excited about this new fundraising opportunity,” said Angie M. Tarighi, CEO & Founder of Women’s Self-Defense Institute and EasySafety4U.com. “Not only will the collection of used cell phones benefit the work done by women’s centers in New Jersey to help victims of domestic violence, but the process also helps to protect our environment. By donating a used, unwanted cell phone, it allows community members to donate to an important cause without reaching into their wallets. With hundreds of thousands of used cell phones sitting idly in our community, the fundraising potential is almost limitless.”

Cell phone collection “drop boxes” are currently established at the following locations in our community:

Advanced Chiropractic Center, 1030 Saint Georges Ave, Suite 202, Avenel, NJ The Striking Fist, 122 Main Street, Woodbridge, NJ 07095 The UPS Center, 518-7 Old Post Road, Edison, NJ 08817

You can also mail your cell phones directly to Women’s Self-Defense Institute at 518-7 Old Post Road, Suite 234, Edison, NJ 08817.

Women’s Self-Defense Institute is additionally soliciting local businesses to initiate collection campaigns with its employees, customers and vendors.

For more information on the cell phone recycling program you can visit our cell phone recycling page.


**Angie M. Tarighi is the CEO/Founder of Women’s Self-Defense Institute and EasySafety4U.com providing self defense training, education awareness & personal protection products empowering women to fight back against crime.