I just have to thank the Grosse Pointe News for printing the SOC Options article, "SOC seeks donations of old cell phones," in the March 21 issue of the Grosse Pointe News.
The office at the Services for Older Citizens had a waiting list for cell phones. Several people in the office said I must be nuts when I told them I was writing the article about the cell phones. They figured we would get loads of calls for phones and just make our waiting list longer and longer.
Well, the calls did come in. When I left the office today we had 68 cell phones, with chargers and batteries!
Thanks so much, without the Grosse Pointe News we would still be looking at our waiting list and hoping for a way to get cell phones.
You'd be surprised how many 40- to 60-year-olds read the senior page of the Grosse Pointe News. Most of the phones came from that age group.