of Northeast Tennessee, Inc.


Cell Phone Collections


In 2005, CONTACT began collecting used cell phones in the Kingsport, TN area.  If the phone transmits a digital signal, and has a working battery and charger, it is capable of dialing 9-1-1.  (Any newer cell phone is capable of dialing 9-1-1, even when there is no service on the phone.) These phones and accessories are taken to the area SAFE House.  There, they are distributed to women who are at high risk for becoming involved in domestic violence situations.

Donated cell phones that are not in working order, or are missing batteries and chargers are mailed to the PaceButler Corporation.  This company pays CONTACT for each phone it receives.  The money CONTACT receives in exchange for these used phones returns to the organization's general operating fund.

Please donate your old cell phone to us.  Your donation can help make a difference in our community.  Phone collection boxes may be found in the following locations:

Your Local Police Departments Mac's Medicine Mart

1425 E. Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37664

(423) 245-2781


CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. P.O. Box 3336 Kingsport, TN 37664 Telephone: (423) 246-2273 Fax: (423) 247-7761 Email: