I killed a man. - One year later

Last year, because I said I would. recorded and released a confession video from a drunk driver that went viral around the world. After one year of incarceration, we have filmed a new video of Matthew from inside prison. Click the link below to hear his new message...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBRuo1xhdcY"Share" the video if you ...

Living through the unthinkable: Colonel Parker Schenecker's story

Colonel Parker Schenecker has lived through a nightmare. This soldier's story is not what you are expecting it to be. The story does not end how it starts. Watch this video and see true strength. This speech was filmed at because I said I would | ONE, our inaugural event, in ...

About because I said I would

Because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send "promise cards" to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their ...

[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

TEDxUtica: "because I said I would." October 23rd, 2013: Alex Sheen,Because I said I would Founder, Alex Sheen, delivered a TED Talk at TEDxUtica as the closing speaker. This speech Alex talks about how the promise card started and mission of the social movement. Watch the video and share the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iooz1TrCmbs TEDxYouth@Austin:"What all ...

I killed a man. - One year later

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Living through the unthinkable: Colonel Parker Schenecker's story

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About because I said I would

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[…] Because I said I would is an international project to help people commit to promises they make. This year, they are erasing the notion of the quickly forgotten New Year’s resolution and replacing it with handwritten cards that make honest, simple promises to encourage people to keep their promises. Ferndale joins cities all over the world in this effort.  Promises will be posted to the wall for the world to see and be inspired by. […]

Founder Delivers Two TED Talks

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because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. To encourage positive change and acts of kindness, we send promise cards” to anywhere in the world at no cost.
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One candle for each toddler or infant…

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Colonel Parker Schenecker's story

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Little hands.

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“…even though he won’t be in it.”

He passed away suddenly eight days after she registered for the event. Julia, please accept our deepest condolences for your…

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Who will find them?

Jami took a big stack of promise cards and went to the library. She put them in random books that help people stick with commitments and included a…

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