Starship Foundation aims to enable every family in New Zealand access to world leading child healthcare and experiences

School Phone Swap

At Starship we know there are heaps of old mobile phones lying around in drawers or cupboards, not being used. If your school would like to collect recycle old mobile phones and make a real difference at the same time, please support the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal.

School students with the Prime Minister at the Mobile Phone Appeal event

Phones collected by schools will help us to support the Starship National Air Ambulance Service which flies children from all over New Zealand to Starship to receive the care they need.

School presentation for Mobile Phone Appeal competition 2013

Here's how it works:

  1. Register your school by emailing
  2. Receive your recycling pack and collection box
  3. Start promoting - inform your students in assembly or class, send out your letters to parents/guardians, put your posters up, or send a press releases to your local media.
  4. Set up your collection points - make sure they're somewhere visible in the school. Start collecting!
  5. Get ready to swap. Count your phones,  select your rewards and call us on 09 377 4750 or email and we'll arrange to collect your phones free of charge.

Be sure to read the  Terms and Conditions before getting started.

Above are two photos of students from Summerland Primary School and Hebron Christian College with the Prime Minister at the February 2013 event to celebrate raising $2million from the Mobile Phone Appeal. Read more about this event under  Latest News.

After all your hard work, you'll receive your school rewards and a big thank you from Starship!

Schools have and continue to play a huge part in helping us raise funds for the Starship National Air Ambulance Service. Thanks to each and every school for the continued support of the Starship Mobile Phone Appeal. 

Find out who won the 2013 Schools Mobile Phone Appeal Campaign with Caltex.

Congratulations to Riverlands School in Marlborough, our lucky winner of the iPad2!