Letter from Christopher Reeve
- I felt this was interesting enough to share with you all.
Annie's Mailbox : Thursday, August 1 2002
Dear Annie: Disability has a huge impact on our society. One in five
Americans, 54 million people, have disabilities that impact our daily lives.
People with disabilities want to be recognized for what they can do, not what
they can't, but all too often, they do not have the opportunity to participate
in and contribute to society. Americans with disabilities trail the rest of
the population in access to education, employment and community involvement. A
new program takes a novel approach to improve this situation. There are an
estimated 55 million old cellular phones tucked away in drawers around the
country. We are asking your readers to donate their old cell phones to Sprint
Project Connect, recently launched through the help of campaign spokesperson
and award-winning actress Marlee Matlin. Phones can be dropped off at any
participating Sprint Store or Easter Seals location nationwide, or readers can
see a list by accessing our Web site, www.nod.org. These phones will be
recycled or resold, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the National
Organization on Disability and Easter Seals.
Thank you for helping us get the word out so cell phones can be donated and
lives can be reinvigorated. Sincerely, -- Christopher Reeve, Vice Chairman,
National Organization on Disability, Washington, D.C.
Dear Christopher Reeve: Thank you for writing. You have been an inspiration to
the world, and I am more than happy to help.
Please, readers, find those old cell phones, and take them to your nearest
Sprint Store, or access the Web site to get a list of locations. Your
cooperation can make a huge difference in the quality of life for people with