Raising Cane’s Kicks Off 11th Annual Cell Phones for Soldiers Campaign

Raising Cane’s Kicks Off 11th Annual Cell Phones for Soldiers Campaign
In 2018, the local Raising Cane's franchise owners raised almost $26,000 for the NE National Guard Foundation. Pictured from left to right: Mike Morgan, NE National Guard Foundation VP; Doug Carlson, NE National Guard Foundation President; Jennifer Jones, Co-Owner of Raising Cane’s franchise; Justin Jones, Co-Owner of Raising Cane’s franchise; Major General Daryl Bohac, NE National Guard Photo Courtesy of Dee Collins

FREMONT – Raising Cane’s wants to make it easier for deployed soldiers to call home, and you can help in two easy ways.

The Fremont Raising Cane’s location will collect unwanted cell phones of any age or condition from May 6th through June 16 this year. These cell phones will be recycled and exchanged for calling cards that will be given to Nebraska Soldiers who are away on active duty.

If you don’t have any cell phones sitting in your junk drawers, you can also add any dollar amount to your ticket when ordering in the restaurant. Money raised during this part of the campaign will be given to Nebraska Soldiers and their families through a grant program that helps pay for bills, groceries, gas, or other immediate needs they may have.

Franchise Owners, Justin and Jennifer Jones first partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers in 2009, and have since raised over 822,000 minutes of talk time for soldiers through their restaurant. In 2013, the Raising Cane’s franchise started the round-up feature due to requests from customers who wanted to support the campaign but didn’t have a cell phone to donate. Since then, nearly $103,000 has been raised to support soldiers and their families. Raising Cane’s works with the Nebraska National Guard
Foundation, who grants funds to veterans or active-duty soldiers and their families in
need of assistance.

Customers who donate a cell phone during this fundraiser will receive a Free Combo
with purchase of another Combo. You can either use the offer at the time of your
donation, or you’ll receive a card that can be redeemed anytime through June 30, 2019.

Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that provides free communication
tools to active duty military members and Veterans. The organization was founded in
2004 by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, MA with $21 of their
own money. To date they have provided more than 300 million minutes of free talk time
to troops serving around the world.