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Friday, May 23rd, 2014 — 9:14am PDT
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Virgin Mobile recently announced its newest RE*Generation phone, the Samsung GALAXY S5. Not only is this a highly-anticipated and talked-about phone — due in part to its 16MP camera, 16GB of memory and Android™ 4.4.2 KitKat® operating system — but it also does some good.

Right now, $15 from the sale of every GALAXY S5 bought from Virgin Mobile will go to Virgin Mobile RE*Generation, an initiative dedicated to helping at-risk and homeless youth.


This is the sixth phone in the RE*Generation phone program. Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised over $1 million to support the lives of at-risk and homeless youth across Canada. I remember when Sir Richard Branson’s daughter, Holly Branson, spoke at WE Day in Vancouver about social initiatives. She quoted an African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Speaking to the power of many, for a single cause, and what can be accomplished.

Right now there are 225,000 Canadian youth without a job and not in school. 35,000 live in emergency shelters, and tonight up to 6,000 youth will sleep on the streets — a reason why I support Covenant House in Vancouver, a cause that Virgin Mobile has previously supported in North America.

The cycle of homelessness is extremely difficult to escape without help. With little income or opportunities to work, at-risk youth can’t afford decent, stable accommodations or the basic necessities. This lack makes it a huge challenge to sustain work or emerge from homelessness, and so the cycle continues.

Virgin Mobile RE*Generation empowers a generation to help its own and support at-risk and homeless youth. This movement is committed to creating new opportunities and experiences for at-risk and homeless youth across the country to help them emerge out of the cycle of homelessness. To date, more than $2.5 million has been raised and dispersed to leading youth serving agencies across the country from programs such as Change For A Dollar, Text to Donate, the RE*Generation phone and ongoing benefit concerts. Join Virgin Mobile RE*Generation to help give a chance to youth who need it the most.

Get the Samsung Galaxy S5™ with Virgin Mobile and $15 goes to Virgin Mobile RE*Generation to help youth emerge from homelessness. The phone is available at any Virgin Mobile store or kiosk, online, or call 1-888-999-2321.

Virgin Mobile RE*Generation Giveaway

Virgin Mobile RE*Generation has offered up a Samsung GALAXY S5, the phone that does some good, to one lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win a Samsung GALAXY S5 from @virginmobilecan RE*Generation + @Miss604

Follow Virgin Mobile Canada on Twitter and Facebook for more information about RE*Generation.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, May 30, 2014. The Samsung GALAXY S5 prize will be for use on the Virgin Mobile Canada network, plan not included with this prize.

Update The winner is Samantha Clark!

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  1. Walter says:

    Thank you, and good luck to all.

  2. websturr says:

    yay for virgin mobile RT to enter to win a @SamsungMobileCA S5 from @virginmobilecan RE*Generation + @Miss604

  3. Aiden says:

    Great support from Virgin!

  4. kay says:

    Any techie’s fav store

  5. Tracy says:

    Great giveaway. From the heart. Thank you.

  6. Mary W says:

    Would like to try Samsung out

  7. Jake Hamilton says:

    Smartest! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jen C AKA @JusticeSadie says:

    Such a Great contest Thanks for the chance Tweeted :

  9. Denise says:

    Sounds like a fabulous phone with features that go beyond.

  10. Brenda Penton says:

    Awesome phone! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Savanah ozman says:

    DESPERATELY in need of a new phone and winning S5 would be dream come true.THANKYOU for awesome contest tweeted @new2mommy123 and like and shared on facebook

  12. Kiki berg says:

    Love the Samsung…and I just broke my phone…so a new one would be great!

  13. Erlinda Pal says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  14. Andrea Amy says:

    Awesome, would be great for my son ๐Ÿ™‚ He would love a cell phone. Thanks for the chance.

  15. Janet Kong says:

    Love to have this phone! So many great features! The fact that they are giving back to help countless youth is great! Kudos!

  16. christine nunes says:

    This looks so great ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. It’s raining today, so figured I’d reduce everyone’s odds of winning slightly by entering. ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. amber y says:

    oh, I would LOOOOOVE one of these ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tweeted and shared on fb!!

  19. Petra Sartor says:

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. Maryanne says:

    I’d love to try an S5!

  21. Richelle says:

    Wouldn’t a win be nice!

  22. Kim says:

    Would love this!

  23. matthew m says:

    looks like a real nice phone.

  24. Sharon D. says:

    This upgrade would be sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Mag says:

    Awesome phone.

  26. Amy says:

    I’d like one to match my boyfriend’s ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Tatiana says:

    Would love to try this phone. Thank you for the chane@

  28. Shawn says:

    Thank you for helping to increase awareness about this important issue.

  29. Neena says:

    I like the giving back to community effort

  30. VS says:

    I like the community part as well – wekll done!

  31. Sheryl says:

    The Galaxy S5 sounds fantastic! I currently have an S2 and it is starting to randomly turn itself off. I would love a Galaxy S5 on the Virgin Mobile network. I have had enough of my current carrier. My contract is up in December. I can’t wait.

  32. Darren says:

    Love Miss604 website, and would lover winning the S5 also!!!

  33. Elizabeth B says:

    liked, tweeted, and here’s my comment…I would LOVE this phone!

  34. Debbie says:

    What a fantastic charity to support!

  35. Karla Sceviour says:

    Oh awesome giveaway,thanks!!

  36. Karla Sceviour says:

    Liked,shared,and commented on the facebook post(Karla Sceviour)

  37. Tammy Dalley says:

    Did all entries! Thanks for the chance!

  38. Wow! Could I ever use this! Great contest

  39. Iain M says:

    Love Samsung, and the cause is great too.

  40. Samantha says:

    Awesome prize

  41. Aidan says:

    sweet, great deal!

  42. Deana says:

    Thanks for the opportunity! ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Kristine Ewald says:

    Awesome prize. Liked, Tweeted, shared ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the prize!

  44. Montana Adlington says:

    Great prize! And a much needed one!

  45. @wastedmass says:

    I’m already with virgin mobile and support this initiative through texting and adding a buck to my bill. #re*generation

  46. Treen Goodwin says:

    Awesome thanks for the chance ,your sweet :0

  47. Richard Branson’s companies are awesome for social good. Nice to know Samsung’s on page with that. Can’t say the same about Apple, even now.

    Sign me up. A new phone would be shiny and pretty. ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Shelley H says:

    would love a phone! Thanks for the chance

  49. Bryan says:

    Would love to win a new phone!

  50. Nic says:

    Love my Samsung would love to win the latest version! ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Mark V says:

    thank you would love to upgrade my phone.

  52. Ria A. says:

    Ooooo! New gadgets, yes please ๐Ÿ™‚

  53. Holly says:

    Virgin is such a great company! Thanks for the great giveaway! Tweeted!

  54. c wilson says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  55. Barbara says:

    Awesome prize, thank you.

  56. Laurie B says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win. Such a great prize!!!

  57. DB says:

    This would be so needed and welcome in my family!

  58. Vivian Dionne says:

    Love to win this, sounds like a good phone

  59. magicguy says:

    Gosh, one awesome phone for one awesome fan of yours

  60. rob says:

    I’d love to win!

  61. katrina says:

    crossing my fingers

  62. Emma says:

    Would love to win! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

  63. Cassey C says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  64. Donna Reece says:

    I have a four already would like to update.

  65. Carissa says:

    Amazing company to do this stuff!!!!!

  66. Jeremy says:

    I don’t have a cell phone so this would be fantastic!!!

  67. jay n says:

    It is wonderful that Virgin is wanting to help homeless youth.

  68. zahra premji says:

    This would be amazing. My old iphone 3 is great but I would love an upgrade!

  69. Deborah says:

    Virgin and Samsung are both excellent.

  70. Vicki says:

    I would love to win a new phone for my daughter!! Thank you Virgin!

  71. Tara T says:

    Thanks for the chance, this would upgrade my phone and then recycle mine to my son.

  72. luc says:

    Virgin is a pretty cool company.

  73. Cari says:

    REGeneration is a great cause. Well done Virgin Mobile!

  74. Leanne M says:

    Thanks for the chance

  75. Katja says:

    Would be a great birthday gift for my loved one.

  76. Sunshine H says:

    Thank you for the amazing contest, and Covenant House is a great charity to support too!

  77. Jacky says:

    The battery on my phone is dying. A new smartphone would be a wish come true.

  78. Josh S says:

    Very awesome thanks. tweeted ๐Ÿ™‚

  79. Monique says:


  80. Jeff says:

    Great contest!

  81. Charlene says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  82. Lawrence says:

    I cracked my screen, this would be cool!

  83. sarah miller says:

    I would love a new phone, with an awesome camera!!

  84. thank you for the chance my fingers are soo crossed xxxx

  85. Karen E Hill says:

    There should be more initiatives like this to support homelessness.

  86. Amy Heffernan says:

    OMG NICE!! Retweeted.

  87. jae says:

    Great post

  88. Swapnil says:

    hope to win !

  89. Stephanie says:

    Great cause.

  90. lisa bolduc says:

    I have the worst luck with phones. I could use A new one cause I always break them

  91. lisa bolduc says:

    liked and commented on fb

  92. Laurie B says:

    I liked and shared and commented on facebook as Laurie Bolduc-Cadieux

  93. Aimee says:

    Love to see companies give back — even if it is with our money

  94. Gord says:

    Great phone helping a great cause!

  95. David says:

    Good idea!

  96. Ursula says:

    Great giveaway.

  97. Lisa L says:

    This is amazing. It’s so rare these days to see big companies care about current issues and problems.

  98. ryan hogan says:

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway

  99. Hazel says:

    Such a good cause. Thanks for this!

  100. Shelley says:

    Never owned a cell phone in my life. I guess you could really say that I am a Virgin Mobile User. (LOL!)

  101. Bailey Dexter says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to try it out.

  102. Linda says:

    Like what virgin is doing.

  103. Tanya C says:

    Great contest!

  104. Rhonda says:

    Thank you Virgin! Great giveaway!!

  105. MK says:

    Good cause and a new phone – win, win!

  106. Kim rees says:

    I still own a flip phone…

  107. krislyn roth says:

    would love to win

  108. Pete says:

    Great phone, great blog!

  109. Darlene Tuling says:

    Awesome prize! Good luck!!

  110. Leanne Cobbledick says:

    I love Samsung – thanks for the contest!

  111. tracy says:

    awesome prize!

  112. Shelly says:

    Great Giveaway! I would love to win this

  113. darci says:

    Thanks for this chance, what an awesome phone to have!

  114. Mary says:

    I have a samsung and would love an opportunity for an upgrade!

  115. Ian Barrett says:

    Liked / shared and posted to twitter ty ๐Ÿ™‚

  116. Liked and shared ty!

  117. Elizabeth Sales says:

    broke my phone ๐Ÿ™ and would love to win a new one!

  118. maria says:

    Great prize!

  119. Gary says:

    Good luck!

  120. Lori says:

    Looks like a terrific phone. ๐Ÿ˜€

  121. Gayle says:

    Awesome prize and how great of Virgin to give to the community!

  122. Renfrew says:

    Good corporate behaviour – well done!

  123. Sandy says:

    How amazing would this be!!!!

  124. Mike says:

    Great partnership and awesome prize.

  125. LucieB says:

    What a phone- thanks for the contest!

  126. Anne says:

    I like that this company is giving back.

  127. Fatima H says:

    This IS a great cause. Hope to win ^_^

  128. Katie B says:

    thanks! this would be awesome ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Sarah M says:

    Nice! This would be a great birthday present to me!

  130. Edith Rennes says:

    This would be a wonderful win…thanks for the opportunity

  131. tania says:

    Awesome prize.

  132. rino says:

    Great prize!

  133. Heather says:

    Virgin and Covenant house.Great for them both. Thanks, Rebecca.

  134. Krista says:

    Would love this Samsung phone!

  135. Linda says:

    sounds fantastic – a major upgrade from my flip phone!

  136. Deb W says:

    Great prize!

  137. Richard says:

    Sounds interesting, a Samsung would be a good thing!

  138. Ana says:

    This might be the phone that converts me from Apple products for good

  139. sandy t says:

    Would love this!

  140. Andrea M says:

    Great looking phone – thanks for the contest!!

  141. Patrick says:

    Awesome contest to have!

  142. Sherry M says:

    Great phone, great company, great prize!!!!

  143. cris baiker says:

    Would love to win . .great blog, great giveaway!

  144. Jenn S says:

    I would love to win this phone, Thank you so much.

  145. SUMMER PLEWES says:

    Awesome. Thank you.

  146. kate says:

    What a good cause!

  147. Shawn says:

    Eternal gratitude to you for this contest. May your days be filled with sunshine, lollipops, rainbows, unicorns and leprechauns. Nice leprechauns. Not the weird, nasty kind that fart in your cereal and mess up your bed when you’re not looking.

  148. Randy says:

    Great cause. Great phone!

  149. Aaron B. says:

    Would love this!!

  150. Shawn says:

    What a great thing Virgin is doing. Good for them

  151. Thomas K says:

    Saw this phone in store and it’s amazing! Virgin is so cool to give away money from each phone to support this cause. This is why I love them!

  152. Kevin says:

    Great cause!

  153. Kathy E. says:

    Virgin Mobile RE*Generation is such a great cause and their new Samsung GALAXY S5 sounds like a great phone too!
    Thanks for the chance to win

  154. Laura says:

    Ooh…. pick me pick me! Please pick me!

  155. Alex says:

    Samsung is the way to go!

  156. Helen says:

    Ooh, I need to new phone. Great cause too.

  157. Nathalie says:

    Wow, what a great giveaway – perfect timing too as I’m looking to upgrade. Was considering the S4, but the S5 would be fabulous! Thanks Miss604!

  158. Mike says:

    Love Samsung products…and my wife would love this phone!

  159. Patricia MacLeod says:

    Love Samsung.

  160. Marlene says:

    Thank for the chance. Could use a new phone mine is old & tiny & ready for the garbage can! An upgrade would be amazing

  161. Donna L says:

    this is a great cause, and a great phone!

  162. Cliff says:

    Nice phone

  163. Brenda says:

    I’d love to win this!

  164. Kelly says:


  165. Rachel says:

    This would be awesome to win!!

  166. Bernadette says:

    I need a phone. Mine just died. Hope to win!

  167. Jenny says:

    Brownie points for Virgin Mobile in my books! Fingers crossed for the giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  168. Bonnie R says:

    Great prize! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks to Virgin and Miss604

  169. Karolina says:

    Man would I ever like the opportunity to upgrade my ancient original Google Nexus.. so old! Thanks for the chance!

  170. Edith Rennes says:

    Love to win this…thanks for the opportunity

  171. Shirley says:

    Please pick up ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Jo says:

    Wow! So many people have entered hope I can win I have a broken iphone 4 and the hardware is malfunctioned can’t make any calls. Good luck to all!

  173. Emilia says:

    Every bit helps

  174. Gary says:

    Would love to make the quantum leap from a feature phone to a top-rate smartphone!

  175. roger simmons says:

    Whoa that was a long list to scroll down through.

  176. Richard says:

    I may not live in the 604, but I’d love a new phone. Tweeted.

  177. Ron S says:

    Great prize!

  178. Crystal M says:

    Looks like a great phone! Liked, tweeted & commented. Thanks for the giveaway!

  179. Isabel says:

    Please it would help with my life so much right now, thank you!

  180. Areta says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! Tweeted and shared/liked on FB!

  181. Andrea says:

    Fingers crossed – good luck y’all!

  182. Mark says:

    Would love to upgrade from my iPhone 4

  183. kellie Nehring says:

    fingers crossed!!

  184. Christin says:

    This is the first time I’ve heard of RE*Generation – what a great initiative!

  185. Eileen says:

    Great prize!

  186. Sandra S says:

    Would be so happy to win a new cellphone

  187. Am says:

    I would love to win a new pho, especially one with a great cause.

  188. Cindy Smith says:

    Would make a great late bday present (hint hint

  189. Darren says:

    What a great cause. Good going, Virgin Mobile!

  190. david bertaud says:

    nice phone

  191. suthasine viriyakulanant says:

    love to talk

  192. Hope says:

    I would love to win this!

  193. Sophia says:

    The Virgin Mobile RE*Generation program sounds great. Love that it gives customers a way to do good and give back through the purchase of a phone.

  194. Ryan says:

    Great phone.

  195. Wally says:

    Thanks for the contest.

  196. Ariel C says:

    Yes please!

  197. Chad Nehring says:


  198. Michelle W says:

    I really need a new phone, would be great to win!

  199. Veronica says:

    Would live to replace my existing phone with this.
    Thanks Virgin!

  200. stephanie says:

    You always have such great prizes on your blog. Thanks

  201. Rob M says:

    I would really like to replace my flip phone! Thanks for the opportunity!

  202. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d love to win this

  203. Heidi P says:

    No smartphone here…what a great win this would be…thanks for the chance.

  204. Ken P says:

    Virgin Mobile RE*Generation is great…thanks for the chance to win this phone….

  205. Harjit says:

    Thanks for the chance to win an awesome phone!

  206. Em says:

    Love how portion of sale $ helping at-risk and homeless youth.

  207. Esther says:

    I’d love to win this phone!

  208. Marianne says:

    User-friendly Samsung Galaxy S5!

  209. Greg says:

    nice prize

  210. Andrea says:

    Love the samsung galaxy!!

  211. Kenny Wong says:

    Thanks for the chance Miss604. Would love this phone!

  212. Nav says:

    I’d love to win!

  213. Katie says:

    Good cause and looks like an awesome phone!

  214. Eldon says:

    Love Samsung phones!

  215. Sharylin says:

    Awesome upgrade from my old school Nokia

  216. Vu Nguyen says:

    Would love to win this!

  217. Avril says:

    This looks like a great initiative on the part of Virgin Mobile.

  218. Alex says:

    Great prize!

  219. Matt Saunders says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  220. Tim says:

    Wife just broke her phone, this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance!

  221. Pete says:

    If I win, the phone goes into an auction for KidSport and the money raised will help to get BC kids off the sidelines and into the game! Thanks for the opportunity.

  222. Ross Craig says:

    I would switch from Apple to Samsung if I won.

  223. Milecolm Nerona says:

    Well done Virgin! Glad to see this happening!

    And yes I do need a new phone since I broke mine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  224. Nancy M says:

    Would love to upgrade with this!

  225. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d love to win this…nice prize

  226. Jenn says:

    Love this! Good job for you, Virgin!

  227. Jenn says:

    Oops, meant to say, **Good for you, Virgin!

  228. Linda says:

    I could use one of these.

  229. Chris C says:

    Thanks for the opportunity to perhaps upgrade from my flip-phone. ๐Ÿ™‚

  230. vince says:

    wow – nice prize!

  231. Julia says:

    If I win I solemnly pledge to give my sister my old phone!

  232. Anna says:

    If I win I promise to laugh at my sisters old phone!

  233. Erin W says:

    RT to enter to win a Samsung GALAXY S5 from @virginmobilecan RE*Generation + @Miss604

  234. Erin W says:

    This would be so great for my husband!

  235. Andrea says:

    Great replacement for my crappy old phone ๐Ÿ™‚

  236. Sandra says:

    Would love to win this!

  237. Jeff S says:

    What an awesome prize!

  238. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    Wow…Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance!

  239. ginette4 says:

    thanks for the chance

  240. Angela Griffin says:

    This is a great phone!

  241. Mike Gismondi says:

    Thanks for the chance to win

  242. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Thanks for the chance!

  243. Heather A says:

    My husband has the oldest, rattiest cell phone ever and I would love to win him a new one. Thanks.

  244. Samantha Clark says:

    This would be very cool!

  245. wenxiao says:

    This is a great program for the homeless youth!

  246. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to be able to replace my ancient relic of a phone:)

  247. Hayley says:

    Great prize!

  248. Chris O. says:

    What a terrific cause! Virgin is a great corporate citizen!

  249. Gary says:

    Great phone and great cause.

  250. theresa m says:

    Thanks for the great contest

  251. Edith Rennes says:

    I would love to win this…here’s hoping

  252. Aileen P. says:

    My husbands phone is slowly dying so this would be an added bonus! ๐Ÿ˜€

  253. Justine says:

    Great cause to support

  254. Jackie says:

    Way to go Virgin!

  255. Mary Ann says:

    Great contest, great phone!

  256. Andy C. says:

    Virgin does good

  257. linda says:

    I like that this phone does some good!

  258. Lloyd says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a great phone.

  259. Rico says:

    I own the S2. It’s a good phone, but this would be a great upgrade!

  260. Lisa says:

    Great contest! i need a new phone!

  261. Jeffrey says:

    Thanks for the chance. Great to see Virgin supporting a good cause!

  262. Bons says:

    Such a great package. Thanks for the contest!

  263. Ramona says:

    Awesome phone, yes please!

  264. Tin says:

    Please I need a new phone

  265. Mona says:

    I need a new phone

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. Mel Clifton says:

    This would be a fantastic prize to win , my daughter could use a phone

  267. Iris @muckymoo says:

    Thank you for the contest. Enjoy the sunny weekend everyone!

  268. Andrew says:

    One cool contest and phone

  269. Edith Rennes says:

    I would soooo love to win this

  270. christine r says:

    Great phone would love to win this.

  271. debbie paisley says:

    Love Samsung phones could use a new phone. Thanks.

  272. maggie says:

    Great contest thanks for the chance.

  273. Tooth Fairy says:

    Not sure…did I mentioned already that my old skool phone is not smart, it still flips! I tweeted and liked and follow too!!!

  274. roger simmons says:

    Thanks for the chance

  275. roger simmons says:

    liked on Facebook and shared

  276. Lorena Grande says:

    As most would laugh at my simple/non-smart phone LG cell…same name as my own
    initials ๐Ÿ™‚ oddly enough, I had better enter this contest, and stop being laughed at for my antiquity. ha ha (Good Luck)

  277. Paula h says:

    This is such a fantastic phone! My son would die if I won!

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