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Do you have an old cell phones that you no longer use? Please consider donating it to Sheriff Tom Dart's Cell Phone For Seniors Program. Prairie Trails Library has been designated as a collection site for unwanted phones.
The Cell Phones for Seniors program provides a free 911 Emergency Cellular Phone to Cook County residents, over the age of 65, who do not have a cellular phone of their own.
The phones can only be used for emergency 911 calls.
According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office website, “Sheriff Dart believes that every senior citizen should have a cell phone as an extra measure of security as they are driving, taking public transportation or participating in outdoor activities.”
Administrators of the program encourage individuals to donate old cell phones that may be sitting in a drawer or closet. It is important that phones are deactivated and that any personal information is removed prior to being donated.
Please bring any unwanted cell phones to Prairie Trails Public Library, 8449 S. Moody Avenue. Another Burbank location accepting cell phone donations is the Stickney Township Senior Center, 7745 S. Leamington Avenue.
For more Information on Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart’s Cell Phone for Seniors Program, please call 708–974–6042.