Donate Your Old Smartphone to Change Kids’ Lives

Yes, your old smartphone can change lives!

Manos Unidas, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by UConn faculty Dr. Marie Coppola ( has developed a smartphone app to help families in Nicaragua who have deaf children learn basic Nicaraguan Sign Language.

  • iPhone or Android
  • Disconnected from an AppleID or other ID (email for instructions if needed)
  • Cracked screens are OK!

Bring your smartphone to the Psychological Sciences front office or request a mailer from

We launch the new app, called Señas y Sonrisas (Signs & Smiles) later this month, so please make sure your phones arrive by September 15.

For more information, contact: Marie Coppola at