iphones needed for medical outreach in Ecuador
September 24, 2012 4:07 AM   Subscribe

I volunteer with Cinterandes in Ecuador, a humanitarian effort that goes to remote areas and performs surgeries for people who can't access services otherwise. They use iphones for tele-medicine applications and are looking for donations of older version iphones. They could use 20 more. Is there a place where I can post a request for such donations that would reach a large number of iphone users? They have a 501.c.3 presence in Miami where phones can be sent.
posted by danascot to Health & Fitness (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know lots of people, myself included, sold their older iPhones to Gazelle. I wonder if dropping them a line might be appropriate, as they could donate all 20 with one fell swoop AND get lots of good karma publicity at the same time.
Good luck with you endeavor and be safe!
posted by THAT William Mize at 4:29 AM on September 24, 2012 [2 favorites]

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence gives cell phones to battered women because you can dial 911 on any cell phone even if it does not have service turned on. They work with Cellular Recycler to do this. Here's the About page for Cellular Recycler. It might be worth contacting them.

As a side note, if you search for Cinterandes in Google, the search result says that their website might be compromised. You might want to drop a line to their webmaster so they can do these things.
posted by Houstonian at 5:09 AM on September 24, 2012

Maybe Asurion? They handle the replacement claims on the insurance carriers sell customers on their handsets.
posted by snuffleupagus at 8:29 AM on September 24, 2012

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posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:55 AM on September 24, 2012

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