Rogers cell phone dealers from various cities around the country donate cell phones and start-up phone cards to people who cannot afford them. Participants include those searching for employment and families with children. For many of them, these phones become a lifeline—literally.
This unique initiative started with a generous donation of surplus cell phones (and phone cards) from Toronto’s largest cell phone retail distributor – UPTOWN Communications. We offered this immediately to all our employment basics programs (clients, placements) because we know that having access to a phone while job hunting is essential . And for our clients with children, a phone provides peace of mind and added safety knowing they can be reached at any time. Cell phones are a “life line” and providing this invaluable tool for FREE provides immeasurable benefits to our clients.