T-Mobile and the Cook County Sheriff’s office reached out to many businesses county-wide for help in collecting used cell phones, and two Evanston businesses answered the call.
The cell phones will be refurbished and provided to senior citizens, who can use them to call 911 in case of emergency.
BooCoo Cultural Center,1823 Church St.
, and Great Harvest Bread Company,2126 Central St.
, have drop-boxes to collect used cell-phones. For information about how to receive an emergency-911 cell phone through the “Cell Phones for Seniors” program, contact the Cook County Sheriff’s office, 773-869-7979.