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Do something Org * Wikipedia



Do Something (also DoSomething.org

is a non-profit organization with the goal of motivating young people to take action around social changes through national campaigns and grants for projects that make an impact. The organization's CEO is Nancy Lublin, who founded Dress for Success in 1996. 

History 

The organization was co-founded in 1993 by American actor Andrew Shue.[1] He stated his motivation was to encourage young people to become active citizens and leaders while also making community involvement fun.[2]

Overview 

Do Something strives to create a culture of volunteerism and activism through social change among young people. According to the organization's website, it is one of the largest organizations in the United States that helps young people help causes they care about. By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, the organization seeks to inspire, empower, and celebrate a generation of young people 25 and under who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and take action.[3] As the New York Times [4] stated in their article about Do Something and their use of mobile media, "teenagers become members by completing a project suggested by Do Something or one they have created themselves and uploading photos or other evidence of their efforts to the organization’s Web site."
Do Something has monthly causes sponsored by companies like StaplesAéropostalePepsi and Del Monte, that address issues that concern teenagers including healthy eating, caring for pets and recycling. The youth-led web-based organization has over 300,000 members on its website, and it is estimated that through media and marketing the organization reaches over approximately 11 million young people annually.

Campaigns 

Some past campaigns include school supplies drives, book drives, and sport equipment drives. The 2010/2011 Epic Book Drive collected thousands of books for the recovering school districts in New Orleans, Louisiana. Step Up to Bullying asks young people from coast to coast during the back-to-school season what they're doing to Step Up for a chance to be featured Do Something's interactive map and win prizes. Do Something and Aéropostale's the campaign Teens for Jeans was created in 2008 to raise awareness among teens about the one-third of homeless people who are under the age of 18.[5] People are encouraged to bring their gently worn jeans to Aéropostale, and they are then donated to over 1,000 homeless shelters in the United States and Canada. In 2011, 542,000 pairs of jeans were collected, and over one million pairs of jeans have been donated since the campaign started[6] Celebrities that have worked with the Teens for Jeans campaign include Nigel Barker,[7] Jay Sean,[8] Nikki Blonsky,[9] Chace Crawford,[10] David ArchuletaAshley GreeneJustin Long and Demi LovatoRachel Crow.

Clubs 

Do Something clubs can be made by anyone and do any projects that matter to the members. Do Something gives its members the ideas and resources to create their own projects. Clubs have to post a minimum of two projects a year, and once signed up, members are eligible for a Club Grant and monthly prizes. Do Something sends its members three packages a year with free project resources, upcoming opportunities, and Do Something swag.

Do Something Awards 

Formerly called the BR!CK Awards, the awards culminated in 1996 to recognize young people under the age of 25 who have done outstanding work in their communities and the world. The Do Something Awards include both young people involved in activism and individuals from the entertainment industry who have dedicated their time to activism and charity. The top 5 Do Something Awards receive a $10,000 community grant, while the grand prize winner receives a $100,000 grant to push its community projects forward. The Awards were broadcast for the first time in 2007. In 2011, the Do Something Awards was hosted by Jane Lynch at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast on Vh1.[11] The list of performers include Demi Lovato,Foster the PeopleOneRepublic featuring B.o.B and many other celebrities such as Justin BieberLady GagaAdam LambertKristen BellNick CannonDavid Beckham and Kim Kardashian.[12]In 2012, the Do Something Awards were hosted by New Girl cast members Jake JohnsonMax Greenfield, and Lamorne Morris
Past Award Winners
  • 2006 - Van Jones - For founding and directing the San Francisco-based Bay Area Police Watch, an organization that assists survivors of police misconduct and brutality. In 1996, Van founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Named for a civil rights activist Ella Baker, the Center "promotes alternatives to violence and incarceration".[14]
  • 2007 - Jacob Komar - Created "Computers for Communities",[15] which obtains discarded computers, teaches prison inmates how to refurbish them and distributes them to locals in need of a computer. This program has distributed more than 1,000 computers and Jacob plans to expand his services.
  • 2007 - Kimmie Weeks - Created Youth Action International, which rebuilds war-torn African communities. Thousands of children in post war African countries have benefited from YAI's centers, micro-credit loans, scholarships, peace schools, playgrounds and agriculture programs.
  • 2008 - Chad Bullock – Trained 45,000 teens to do anti-tobacco projects and has developed an anti-tobacco activism site called helloCHANGE [16]
  • 2009 - imMEDIAte Justice Productions - Teaches documentary filmmaking and pixillation animation to South Los Angeles youth[17] and celebrates youth voices in media.
  • 2009 – Maggie Doyne - Opened and manages the Kopila Valley Primary School with her life savings. As of 2011, there are 35 children living in the orphanage and over 230 children attending the school.
  • 2010 – Jessica Posner - Co-founded Shining Hope for Communities to combat gender inequality and poverty in Kibera. As the first free school in Kibera, Jessica has helped over 5,700 residents gain education and employment.[18]
  • 2011 - Sarah Cronk - Founder of The Sparkle Effect, an innovative student-run program encouraging teens nationwide to include students with disabilities in high school cheerleading programs. The goal is that students with disabilities experience true acceptance and gain confidence as high school students inspire entire communities to embrace inclusion.
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