October 2016 Worldwide Newsletter

A Mom’s Halloween Promise

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   because I said I would.

A Mom’s Halloween Promise


“6th year! 6 years ago I was watching the news with my littles when a segment about a local Women and Children’s shelter came on. My littles and I had just been talking about Halloween costumes. I got the idea to get enough costumes so all the kids at that shelter would have a Halloween costume that halloween. Since that year I have been collecting costumes for the shelter. This year I brought in 271 costumes and 250 bags of candy for those kids. It is a promise that I made 6 years ago and I will continue to do annually, because I said I would.”

Posted by Rachael in California.


If you think this promise is awesome, see what Rachael’s little boy did this week three years ago…


Because I said I would helps families have an important conversation about why keeping promises is important. Our
promise cards help introduce the idea of accountability in a positive way that children understand. Parents and teachers around the world use our
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Unified Promise

U.S. Hospitals create 5.9M lbs of trash per year

Learn more about because I said I would chapters

A lot of that waste is unused medical supplies. Perfectly sanitary. Usable. Lifesaving. These items end up in landfills.
Our local chapter in Cleveland,
Ohio made a unified promise to help sort and pack recovered medical surplus for children and families in developing countries. Thank you to
MedWish who helped us help others.
More local
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Open Position: Vice President of Chapters

Reporting to the Founder, the VP of Chapter Program will play a critical role in establishing, marketing, implementing and maintaining the organization’s vision for social impact through our chapter program. This VP will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Chapter Program including planning, organizing, leading and controlling program activities and will monitor and report on progress throughout the process.


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