Samsung Galaxy S5 Joins Virgin Mobile Canada RE*Generation

For us tech enthusiasts, it's exceedingly easy for us to drop hundreds of dollars in the latest gadgets. We should also consider how fortunate we are that we can take part in such a hobby when so many people out there aren't afforded the same luxuries. Samsung and Virgin Mobile Canada have teamed up to offer the Galaxy S5 as part of their RE*Generation program, which stems from the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group. Through Virgin's RE*Generation program, each Samsung Galaxy S5 sold through the at any Virgin Mobile store or online will contribute $15 to help at-risk and homeless youth.

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According to numbers cited by by Virgin Mobile, right now there are 225,000 Canadian youth without a job and not in school, 35,000 live in emergency shelters, and up to 6,000 youth sleep on the streets on any given night.

"The Virgin Mobile RE*Generation phone program is a great way for our Members to support at-risk and homeless youth," said Joseph Ottorino, managing director, Virgin Mobile Canada. "Samsung shares our passion for empowering a generation to help its own. We're glad to be working together to give Virgin Mobile Members the opportunity to raise funds."

Besides buying a Samsung Galaxy S5 through Virgin, customers can also support the cause by adding $1 to their monthly phone bill and put it toward the charity. All Canadians can at any time donate $5 to RE*Generation by texting REGEN to 30333.

Virgin Mobile Canada is also promoting its RE*Generation cause through a giveaway of a Samsung Galaxy S5. Mind you, this device will be locked Virgin Mobile Canada, so Members can hit the ground running.

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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.