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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...

Nov 10, 2015, 10:33 ET
Nev Schulman of MTV's Catfish: The TV Show is teaming up with DoSomething.org and AARP Foundation's Mentor Up for "Grandparents Gone Wired" to teach older adults how to use smartphones.

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...

Aug 05, 2015, 10:30 ET
Cigarettes are the most littered item on earth.

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
DoSomething.org and Sprint's Thumb Wars campaign encourages young people to share Thumb Socks to start the conversation about texting and driving.

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 19, 2015, 10:00 ET
H&M and DoSomething.org team up with Victoria Justice for second annual Comeback Clothes campaign

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...

Jan 06, 2015, 10:03 ET

Young People Lift The Spirits of Older Adults One Valentine's Day Card at a Time

Valentine's Day is a time to spread love, but for the 43% of seniors who reported feeling lonely on a regular basis, Valentine's Day can be an...

Nov 12, 2014, 10:00 ET

Young People Teach Older Adults How to Get "Wired" This Holiday Season

 The holidays are a time for families to come together, celebrate, and of course, share their Thanksgiving dinner on Instagram. That's why...

Oct 20, 2014, 10:00 ET

How Do You Introduce Young Women to Careers in STEM? Text Them.

 What do you get when you mix brilliant, scientific minds from one of the most innovative companies in the world with the largest...

Sep 04, 2014, 08:41 ET

What's Good About Being Frustrated, Unemployed and Wired? Mass Global Growth in Volunteerism

 Seizing the volunteerism wave, a popular American charity is launching in 8 other countries today. With nearly 3 million members in the United...

Sep 03, 2014, 13:17 ET

DoSomething.org Joins Forces with WWE® and The Creative Coalition's Be a STAR Anti-Bullying Initiative

DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, and Be a STAR, an anti-bullying initiative co-founded in 2011 by The...

Jul 17, 2014, 11:00 ET

Young People Transform Their Ideas Into Action by Taking On "The Hunt" with DoSomething.org and Toyota

For the first time ever, DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit for young people and social change, turned to its members, aged 13-25, for...

Jul 08, 2014, 11:00 ET

DoSomething.org and Fifth Harmony Join Forces for the #ImABoss Campaign

 DoSomething.org, the largest not-for-profit organization for young people and social change and pop quintet Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke,...

Jun 04, 2014, 11:15 ET

DoSomething.org and Actor Nat Wolff Join Forces to "Give a Spit" About Cancer

DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, and Nat Wolff, star of "Palo Alto" and "The Fault in Our Stars,"...

May 20, 2014, 10:00 ET
DoSomething.org teams up with Sprint, Toyota, and Olivia Munn to fight texting and driving through a unique campaign called Thumb Wars.  (PRNewsFoto/DoSomething.org)

Young People Prevent Texting and Driving With Thumb Socks

Texting and driving is one of the most prevalent causes of fatal car crashes for teens in the U.S.,  More than half of the teens polled in a...

Apr 29, 2014, 07:55 ET
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes (PRNewsFoto/DoSomething.org)

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,...

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...