December 30, 2013
Many cellphone users have an old cellphone they are no longer using, and Pollo Tropical is offering a way to get rid of them and support a great cause at the same time. On Tuesday, Jan. 21, guests can help battered women’s shelters by dropping off their old phones at the restaurants, and in return receive a free wrap of their choice.
The annual Handheld for a Handheld event, now in its fourth year, provides cellphones to abused women for emergency use. Pollo Tropical hopes to collect 2,000 phones to donate to women’s charities including Women in Distress of Broward County, Harbor House of Central Florida, and the Naples Shelter for Abused Women and Children.
“Pollo Tropical’s annual cellphone drive provides a valuable tool in our mission to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy,” said Danay Pelaez, director of development and operations for Women in Distress of Broward County. “Domestic violence is a community problem, and this program raises awareness and helps the community be part of the solution.”
“We strongly believe in giving back to the communities in which we do business, and our annual Handheld for a Handheld campaign is a great way to get our guests involved,” said Pollo Tropical Director of Marketing Sandra Pascual. “It’s a total win-win – guests can receive a delicious wrap and help a very worthy cause.”
There is no limit on the number of phones customers can donate or the number of wraps they can receive, and the phones don’t need to be in working order – they just need to have a battery.
For locations and additional information about Pollo Tropical, go to pollotropical.com.