The Phone It Forward program offers a unique opportunity for people to support the CNIB by donating eligible devices that will be used to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals who are blind.

Here’s how it works:

Phone It Forward will accept almost any modern smartphone, and you’ll get a tax receipt for the market value of the phone you donate.

If your phone is modern enough to be accessible to users who are blind, we’ll fix it up and outfit it with a suite of accessible apps. Otherwise, it will be sold and the earnings will be put towards the cost of a newer or refurbished smartphone for a user who is blind.

Once your phone is refurbished, we’ll give it to a Canadian with sight loss who is waiting for one. We’ll also give them one-on-one training on how to use it.

Get an envelope at the library

Pick up a prepaid Phone It Forward envelope at either the Almonte or Pakenham branch of the Mississippi Mills Public Library.  All the instructions are on the envelope.

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