As the host of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Meeting, GW will be the first to make a 2012 CGI U Commitment to Action – a concrete plan to address a major global challenge – by collecting 20,000 used cell phones and portable electronics by March 2012 to be recycled to fund maternal and child health mobile technology projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nepal.
GW is also committed to improving the health of local families in the Washington, D.C. community through a new partnership with the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition and its text4baby program. Text4baby is a free text messaging program that provides timely health information to women via their cell phones starting in pregnancy and extending through the babies' first year. GW's School of Public Health and Health Services will design and implement an outreach strategy to promote and enroll Washington D.C. families with the greatest need in the tex4baby service.
You can help by donating your used cell phone and portable devices or volunteering for the text4baby outreach program. Here’s how you can help:
1. Register to volunteer for the text4baby outreach program.
2. Register your donation, and receive a confirmation email with a pre-paid mailing label (downloadable PDF). Print out the label and affix it to a padded envelope (you will need to obtain this on your own). Enclose up to 10 used cell phones or portable devices, seal and put the envelope in the mail.
3. Drop-off your used cell phone or devices at designated campus locations. Visit GW + Phones = Hope website for additional information.
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