Lakewood Headquartered Nonprofit "Because I Said I Would" Opens Storefront

"Because I said I would," a social movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept, officially opened its storefront to the public this past Friday, May 9th.

As a social movement, "because I said I would"encourages positive change and acts of kindness by sending “promise cards” to anywhere in the world at no cost. People use these cards to remember the importance of their commitments, for promises both big and small. Growing through the viral nature of social media, over 1.35 million promise cards have been sent to over 105 different countries in "because I said I would"’s 19 months of existence.

Due to the gripping nature of its stories, "because I said I would" has been featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, Fox News, The Los Angeles Times, HLN, CBS Nightly News, Steve Harvey and many other programs. Founder Alex Sheen has been the closing TED speaker at TEDxUtica and TEDxYouth@Austin and attended the store opening to meet with members of the community.

"Because I said I would" also executes charitable projects that inspire others to make promises that better humanity. In 2013, it raised money to send 100 kids with cancer to Disneyland. Its founder also walked 240 miles across the state of Ohio to raise funds for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

Volunteers, local supporters and community members came out to celebrate with staff and supporters, and to learn more about the organization.

"Because I said I would" is located at 15518 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107. Due to international demands and a small staff, the store will only be open on Mondays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rick Doll

My name is Rick Doll, event manager for "because I said I would," a locally owned social movement and non-profit dedicated to better humanity through promises made and kept.

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