SOURCE: Gazelle

Gazelle

June 15, 2015 13:03 ET

Gazelle Launches Fundraising Platform to Make It Easy for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations to Raise Money Through Electronics Recycling

Partners With Cell Phones For Soldiers for Launch of Gazelle Storefronts

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Gazelle, Inc., the nation's leader in buying and reselling pre-owned consumer electronics, today launched Gazelle Storefronts to help schools, parent-teacher associations (PTAs) and other nonprofit organizations raise money through Gazelle's electronics device trade-in program. The fundraising platform allows organizations to set up a customized storefront where they can earn a 15 percent commission for their cause on every trade-in of a smartphone, tablet, MacBook or other qualifying device. To create a customized storefront and start fundraising, visit Gazelle Storefronts.

To kick-off the fundraising program, Gazelle has partnered with Cell Phones For Soldiers, the official Storefront launch partner. The Cell Phones For Soldiers Storefront will help provide cost-free communications services to active-duty military members and veterans so every member of the military can make unforgettable calls and connections with their families.

"We are thrilled to partner with Cell Phones For Soldiers, a truly impactful organization with a particularly relevant tie to our focus on giving new life to mobile technology," said Sarah Welch, chief marketing officer at Gazelle. "Recycling and reuse is at the heart of our company, and Gazelle Storefronts now allows us to give back even more by turning our signature trade-in program into a fundraising platform for Cell Phones For Soldiers and other organizations across the country."

Interested organizations can get started in three easy steps:

  1. Register to become a Gazelle Storefronts partner
  1. Personalize your page with a pre-designed, co-branded layout
  1. Promote through your interested networks

Gazelle Storefronts is part of Gazelle for Good, Gazelle, Inc.'s corporate responsibility program. Gazelle for Good aims to give back to the community through donations and volunteerism.

For more information on Gazelle Storefronts, please visit Gazelle Storefronts.

About Gazelle
Gazelle is the nation's leading consumer electronics reCommerce site, providing an easy, fast and safe way for consumers to buy certified pre-owned devices or get cash for their used electronics. Gazelle reduces the risk and effort of buying and selling pre-owned electronic gadgets online with benefits such as comprehensive data removal and a reputation for very strong customer service, recognized by an A+ Better Business Bureau rating and a 9.5/10 Reseller Ratings review average. To date, Gazelle has paid out more than $200 million and bought and resold more than 2 million devices, helping consumers upgrade to the latest technology. Based in Boston, Gazelle is privately owned and is backed by premier venture capital firms Venrock Associates, RockPort Capital Partners and Physic Ventures.

About Cell Phones For Soldiers
Cell Phones For Soldiers is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. Founded in 2004 by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, then 12 and 13 years old, Cell Phones For Soldiers has provided more than 213 million "Minutes That Matter" to servicemen and women. Since 2012, "Helping Heroes Home" has provided emergency funds for more than 2,700 veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships. For more information, visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest pages.

Gazelle is a trademark of Gazelle, Inc., registered in the U.S.

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