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Aug 16, 2016, 10:00 ET DoSomething.org and ESPN Team Up for "Game-Winning Drive" Campaign to Increase Access to Sports Equipment

Kids from underserved communities are 50% less likely to play sports. One major reason is the equipment is too expensive.1 That's why...


Jul 06, 2016, 10:30 ET Smiles for Soldiers Campaign Encourages Young People to Show Appreciation for Military Service Members

Beyond everything they do to keep us safe, service members make the additional sacrifice of spending long periods of time away from family and...


May 17, 2016, 10:30 ET Context Clues Campaign Promotes Summer Reading

 This summer, DoSomething.org and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation have teamed up for an interactive texting mystery game called Context...


May 09, 2016, 10:30 ET Birthday Mail Campaign Encourages Young People to Make Cards for Children in Homeless Shelters

Approximately 2.5 million children experience homelessness every year[1] and many kids' birthdays happen while they are in a shelter, making it...


May 03, 2016, 11:00 ET New App Allows Young People to "Do Something" About the News

 DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, announces the launch of the "Do Something" app, the first app...


Apr 05, 2016, 10:30 ET Youth Empower Furry, Four-Legged Activists To Take A Stand Against Secondhand Smoke

Cats and dogs are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. This is due to the animals' exposure to second- and thirdhand smoke –...


Mar 07, 2016, 10:42 ET These Are The Only Guns Young People Want On Their College Campus

Since the shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 that took the lives of 33 people, bills in over 37 states have been introduced to allow guns on college...


Jan 07, 2016, 10:00 ET Here's Why Quitting Should Be Your New Year's Resolution

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States[1] and each year, over 68 percent of smokers want to...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:00 ET DoSomething.org Announces Nominees for Celebs Gone Good and Opens Voting

DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change announces voting for its 8th annual Celebs Gone Good list...


Dec 01, 2015, 10:00 ET DoSomething.org Announces Nominees for Celebs Gone Good and Opens Voting

DoSomething.org, one of the largest organizations for young people and social change announces voting for its 8th annual Celebs Gone Good list...


Nov 10, 2015, 10:33 ET Young People Teach Older Adults How to Use Smartphones with "Grandparents Gone Wired"

While 77 percent of older adults have a cell phone, just 18 percent feel comfortable learning to use the device.[1] That's why this holiday season,...


Sep 28, 2015, 13:19 ET DoSomething.org and ESPN Team Up To Donate Sports Equipment to Those in Need

More than fifty percent of kids stop playing sports by age twelve, even though participation in sports is linked to higher school achievement,...


Sep 14, 2015, 10:00 ET Science Sleuth Campaign Teaches Girls About STEM Via Text Message

Girls start out loving science just as much as boys, but by middle school they're half as interested in these subjects as boys[1]. However, when...


Sep 03, 2015, 15:25 ET H&M Releases Inspiring Film Starring Iggy Pop, Pardeep Singh Bahra, Loza Maleombho, And Daniel Lismore To Highlight Global Recycling Initiative

H&M, Hennes & Mauritz, released an inspiring film emphasizing that there is only one rule in fashion – to recycle your clothes!...


Aug 05, 2015, 10:30 ET 6 Reasons to Tell Big Tobacco to GTFO of the Environment

DoSomething.org, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change and truth, the nation's longest running and most...


Jun 03, 2015, 10:30 ET How Do You Get Young People to Stop Texting and Driving? Educate Them One Thumb at a Time.

Texting drivers are 23 times more likely to get involved in a crash,[1] yet about 25 percent of teens respond to and 30 percent read a text...


Mar 24, 2015, 12:48 ET Teens for Jeans Has Collected Over 5 Million Pairs of Jeans for Homeless Youth to Date

 Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, and DoSomething.org, the largest...


Mar 19, 2015, 10:00 ET H&M And DoSomething.org Team Up With Victoria Justice For Second Annual Comeback Clothes Campaign, Retail's Largest Garment Collecting Program

Global retailer H&M and not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org are teaming up with actress Victoria Justice for their second annual...


Apr 29, 2014, 07:55 ET Foot Locker Foundation Unveils Recipients of Third Annual Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Program

Foot Locker Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of Foot Locker, Inc., today announced the twenty recipients of the Foot Locker Scholar Athletes...


Apr 14, 2014, 10:12 ET To Save Money, Young People Would Rather Go Commando Than Buy Used Undies

 Three in four students feel they don't know enough about personal finances. According to a recent survey by H&R Block Dollars & Sense,...


Mar 27, 2014, 11:00 ET Teens For Jeans Has Clothed Over 4 Million Homeless Young People To Date

 Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, and DoSomething.org, the largest...


Jan 28, 2014, 10:39 ET Used Underwear or None at All? "Would You Rather" Uses Humor to Teach Personal Finance

The No. 1 fear of young people? Paying for college.[1] According to a poll by Young Money, more than three in four students feel they don't know...


Jan 13, 2014, 09:30 ET Aeropostale And DoSomething.org Join To Collect Jeans For 7th Annual "Teens For Jeans" Campaign

 Aeropostale, Inc. (NYSE: ARO), a mall-based specialty retailer of casual apparel for young women and men, and DoSomething.org, the largest...


Jan 07, 2014, 10:40 ET DoSomething.org Joins Forces with Mentor Up and Victoria Justice to Lift Spirits This Valentine's Day

Love Letters asks teens to make Valentine's Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults during a peak time of isolation and depression....