Four Things to Do With Old Phone Cases

We get a lot of questions about what to do with old phone cases. Sometimes you upgrade your phone, and are left with the old case that no longer serves you. 

Here are a few ideas for what to do with that old phone case.


Looking for a few clever ways to upcycle your phone case? Check out our Pinterest board full of crafty ideas. 


Sell it: 

If you have a phone case in great working order, sell it to make a little bit of extra cash. 


Give your old phone case a bit of a scrub down, and donate it to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army or Savers! 

You can always list your case for free on a Freecycle group or a local buy nothing group on Facebook. 

Donate to a Specific Charity: 

I like to donate to specific charities because I know that they specialize in what I'm sending. Most of the charities that accept old cell phones sell the phones and accessories and use the proceeds to help with their cause. 

Of course, with these specific charities it would be best if you were donating the old phone with the case, but I figured I'd go ahead and include them in this list incase you're interested in donating your phone too. 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence takes unwanted cell phones and phone cases and sells them fund projects helping domestic violence survivors.

The 1 Million Project Foundation sells cell phones, their accessories, and wireless services to provide one million low-income high school students with access to close America's homework gap. 

Secure the Call distributes old phones and their accessories to people who can't afford cell service for emergency usage. 

Medic Mobile funds healthcare programs in Africa, Asia, and Latin America using your donated cell phones or tablets. Donated phones are also used directly by health workers to monitor medicine stock, track diseases, register pregnancies, and communicate during emergency situations.