Many of you are aware of the Irish Fragile X Society because of The Frames’ Mic Christopher gig from back in November, as well as the auction we hosted to raise money for the organization. Right now, families of kids with Fragile X and Autism in Ireland are collecting old mobile phones in exchange for iPads through an initiative by Irish Autism Action. Each family needs 165 phones to get an iPad! iPads are very useful in helping kids with these disorders to learn and engage in ways they otherwise are not able to. Here is a recent story in the NYT about it if you’re curious: http://gadgetwise.blogs.
So, if you have any old phones lying around that you’ve been meaning to recycle, please consider sending them off to Ireland. They do not need to be in working condition or have chargers. Perhaps you can collect a few from your friends and family to even out the shipping cost a bit. You can send them to: The Frames, PO Box 67, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Republic of Ireland. Thank you!