52 promises


A New Year’s resolution is often the first promise we make in a new year. Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would, was inspired by a friend to create a 52-week New Year’s resolution. He wrote out 52 separate week long goals on promise cards and each week he randomly selects one out of a hat. Every week he records a video about the experience and dedicates it to a nonprofit organization or social cause. Click here to Subscribe to our YouTube channel!


Top 10 Moments: Volunteering at 52 different nonprofits in a single year

At the beginning of 2014, Alex Sheen made a New Year’s Promise to volunteer at 52 different nonprofit organizations – one each week for 52 weeks in a row. Alex fulfilled his promise and this video covers his top ten...

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2015: A New Year of Promises – Week 1

I will learn 52 new things 2015. I may not upload a video each week, but I might...

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“It is done.” – Week 52 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 52...

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An Epic New Year’s Promise…

51 weeks ago… I made a promise at the beginning of 2014 to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization each week for 52 weeks in a row. Here’s some stuff that happened… Lamp Cat Volunteered at a local animal shelter. This...

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“The Littlest Heroes.” – Week 51 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 51...

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“Caregiving youth.” – Week 50 of 52 promises

My name is Alex and I am the founder of “Because I said I would.” For 2014, I made the promise to volunteer at a different nonprofit organization every week for 52 weeks in a row. This is week 50...

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