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because I said I would.
15518 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

We receive up to 1,000 promise card requests a day. It costs $0.43 to send cards to the U.S. and $1.23 to send cards internationally. We have sent out over 150,000 promise cards to over 82 countries in the last year. Due to the tremendously high cost of cards, we have never been able to pay a full-time resource. I have had to quit my job and work for free.

Because I said I would needs your help. For a long time, I covered all cost associated with this social movement with my personal savings. By strictly focusing on making a positive impact through charitable acts, I have neglected to conduct the fund raising necessary to make this non-profit organization sustainable.When I raised $7,500 for the victims of Hurricane Sandy and  personally drove from Cleveland to New York City to deliver those supplies, none of that money went to because I said I would. When all of my supporters came together and raised enough money for 100 Disneyland tickets for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, not a single cent of those funds were siphoned into this organization. Now the organization can cover it’s expenses, but we can only afford to pay one part-time employee (Christine, who is awesome).

I am actively working to build an earned revenue model for this organization. My dad worked hard and he wouldn’t want his son to build a life that relies on handouts. That is why I am creating a line of products and services that will earn income for this organization (e.g., t-shirts, promise card holders, speaking engagement fees, etc.). I do not want the fate of this movement to rely on donations alone. I have a vision for this earned revenue model, but I need your help today as a bridge until I can get there. Your donation can help keep because I said I would afloat during this phase of hyper-growth.

With your donation, I will build a movement that betters society. I know that donations are not an investment, but as a it is hard for me not to think of the potential this social movement has yet to reach. This message has been able to make a positive impact on so many people, and I’m just one guy with a very limited set of personal resources. Imagine what is possible with even a modest budget.

As a new non-profit with a less-than-traditional approach, I understand if you do not yet trust because I said I would with donation dollar. If you choose not to donate, I sincerely understand. Instead of making a donation here, please make this promise yourself…take every dollar you were considering contributing and find an nonprofit organization that IS worth your money. There is plenty of good to be done in this world.

Thank you for your consideration,

Alex Sheen, Founder

 

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If you prefer to send a check, please mail it to:

because I said I would.
15518 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107

Because I said I would is an incorporated non-profit organization in the state of Ohio.  I am currently going through the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) with consulting assistance from www.nonprofitelite.org. Our 501(c)(3) application was submitted 6/7/2013. This page will be updated as soon as federally-tax exempt status is approved.

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