Saturday, March 20, 2010

AAPDEP Cell Phone Drive - Donate your old/used cell phone

Announcing the kick-off of a cell phone drive to benefit The All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) and the environment you live in!

Come donate your used cell phones to be reused or recycled. For each cell phone donation, you will support AAPDEP in our effort to build community garden projects in St. Petersburg, Houston, and Washington D.C. and an infant and maternal mortality clinic in Sierra Leone.

Many Africans suffer from food insecurity in the US. The gardens are a community led effort to build self sufficiency and a sustainable option as food prices skyrocket. The rate of maternal mortality in Sierra Leone is reported to be 1 in 8 women, however, based on AAPDEP's discussions with the women on the ground, the true rate is 3 in 5!!

Your donation will serve as a triple threat!! You will be contributing to a better environment, helping Africans in the US have access to wholesome fruits and vegetables, and supporting the women of Sierra Leone to reduce the level of infant and maternal mortality! What could be better than helping to improve society and the environment in one simple gesture! So come on out during the month of April and bring those cell phones collecting dust in your shelves and drawers!!

You can make donations at these locations:

The Uhuru House
1245 18th Ave. South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705
Contact: Aisha Fields

KPFT Pacifica Radio Station
419 Lovett
Houston, Texas 77006
Contact: Ernesto Aguilar 713-526-4000

Sehah Youth Center
5510 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77021
Contact: Baba Shango at 713-747-0271

AAPDEP Fifth Ward Community Garden
3707 Brill Street
Houston, Texas 77026
Contact: Omowale Kefing at 281-974-2012

Washington, DC
Contact: Ayesha Fleary at 347-678-8494 or Jaleel Nash at 410-366-2721 or 443-248-4745

If you are not in any of these locations you can still participate!! Just call Danielle Ross at 281-386-6442 and we can work out a way to get your phone to us!!
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