Due to a post that recently went viral, we are currently over 17,000 promise card requests behind. With the help of our dedicated volunteers, today we mailed promise cards to 3,380 people, but we still have a lot of catching up to do. Based on current demand, it may take up to 5 weeks to receive your promise cards. As a small nonprofit, we are doing our best to get mail these faster, but our best isn’t good enough. And so we will get better
Thank you for your patience while we handle this spike. We very much appreciate your support for the importance of a promise. When you get your promise cards, we’d love to see pictures of your promises with #becauseisaidiwould.
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"My godson was in 6th grade when he asked if I would someday take him skydiving, and I agreed without hesitation. But when his 18th birthday came around, I was mired in what felt like an inescapable binge eating cycle and well over the weight limit to jump. Enter my introduction to the "Because I said I would." movement. The concept resonated deep. I wanted to be an example to my godson that people DO keep their promises, and I lost 50 pounds in the 7 months since writing my promise out on a card. On June 1st, we jumped out of an airplane…because I said I would."
Posted by Moira :)
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Because I said I would spoke to 2,500 yogis who gathered at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday. While they may practice together, a commitment to fitness is like so many others… it begins and ends with each individual.
" It’s been a long journey, this man to my left has always been there for me since day one. When times were hard and I wanted to give up he was always there to push me and guide me in the right path, from tears to head aches to stress he would never give up on me. Mr. Matas thank you for being the teacher, mentor, tutor and my dad I never had at times. I promise you that I will finish college."
Posted by Adriane
"It’s been a long journey, this man to my left has always been there for me since day one. When times were hard and I wanted to give up he was always there to push me and guide me in the right path, from tears to head aches to stress he would never give up on me. Mr. Matas thank you for being the teacher, mentor, tutor and my dad I never had at times. I promise you that I will finish college."
Posted by Adriane
On June 22nd, 2013, one year ago today, Matthew Cordle hit and killed an innocent man named Vincent Canzani while drinking and driving. Matthew made the promise to take full responsibility for what he had done to Vince and his family. Prior to any charges being pressed, Because I said I would filmed and released Matthew’s confession video to YouTube, sparking a national dialog on the issue of drinking and driving.
In honor of Mr. Canzani, our Founder stood in front of a bar last night and offered to drive people home for free. No tips accepted. One man decided to make the promise to donate to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). A group of girls from a bachelorette party purposefully left behind money in the car for Alex without his knowledge. That $38 will also be donated to #MADD, plus another $1,000 from #becauseisaidiwould.
In all the challenges that our society faces, remember that we all play a role. We can make a promise to care about the safety of others. We can make the promise to never drink and drive. But do not hide behind “we.” It is your sole responsibility. The only person in this world you can control is yourself.
Rest in Peace Vincent Canzani.
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To all our supporters who celebrate today without their fathers, I hope the pain of your loss is far overshadowed by love of your memories together. Count the days you had together, not the ones you have lost. Remember the best of who he was and let that live on. Bury his weaknesses; he would not want you to have them.
Because I said I would was born the day my father died. I think about him every single day. I miss you Dad. #happyfathersday #becauseisaidiwould
“I promised on my #becauseisaidiwould card that I would dedicate the week to my friend Nick. He was my boyfriend in high school but unfortunately we were in a car accident and he passed away. So I wrote a love letter for each day of his week and wrote advice to others. Then sent them off with balloons to land where someone might need a nice love letter.” - Jordan
She was a freshmen in high school. Nick was a sophomore. On December 21st, 2008, they sat in the back seat together while two friends sat up front. It was very icy out in her Ohio town, the car slipped on black ice and flipped. Everyone survived except her boyfriend.
This promise was part of Jordan’s #52kindsoflove #promise. It’s an idea that came from one of our supporters, Justin, who was her high school teacher. You write out 52 promise cards with 52 names of people you know. Each week you selects a card at random and dedicate acts of kindness to that person. Jordan and Justin would love to see more people make this type of #commitment, because there is simply too much sadness in this world.