Recycle your mobile for charity

March 15, 2010

Recycle your old mobile phones and raise money for CanTeen! Delta and Guy Sebastian did.

Sony Foundation Australia, together with CanTeen, have launched a national fundraising campaign to raise $15 million to build youth cancer centres of excellence in Australia.

Dr Louise Messara, Executive Director, Sony Foundation Australia, said, “The facts on youth cancer are staggering. One in 100 Australians is diagnosed with cancer before the age of 30, but in the last 25 years there has been virtually no improvement in survival outcomes for the 15 to 30 age group. More can be done.

“The creation of these new centres virtually guarantees an increase in the survival rates, through the collaboration of medical experts, the development of specialised treatments and the opportunity for young people to be amongst peers in a dedicated, encouraging environment.”

How you can help

You Can’s primary fundraising mechanic calls on Australians to recycle their old mobile phones – turning trash into much needed funds.

It is estimated that there are anywhere from 15 to 20 million unwanted phones in Australian homes.

Simply by donating an old mobile phone, Australians can directly contribute to You Can’s fundraising appeal, whilst also contributing to a greener planet.

The national advertising appeal will be supported by Reply Paid mobile phone recycling envelopes inserted in national newspapers and magazines from early March. Redundant mobile phones can also be dropped into You Can bins located in Sony Centres nationwide.

For more information on the You Can campaign and how to contribute, or to download a Reply Paid label, visit

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