D is for DoSomething.Org: Young People Delivering Positive Change

Do.Something.org is an organisation that channels the energy of young people under the age of 25.

Anybody over that age is considered an old person. But, of course, older people have something to give in terms of mentorship and wisdom.

The organisation is based in the USA, but it does have international arms. Here are excerpts from its website.



 Who We Are

DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change.

We have 1,983,687 members (and counting!) who kick ass on causes they care about. Bullying. Animal cruelty. Homelessness. Cancer. The list goes on.

DoSomething.org spearheads national campaigns so 13 to 25-year-olds can make an impact – without ever needing money, an adult, or a car.

Over 2.4 million people took action through DoSomething.org in 2012. Why? Because apathy sucks.


Believe in young people.

Young people have the power to lead. We don’t require old people!

Trust young people.

We provide reliable, easy-to-access information and activation strategies, but young people decide for themselves what to do.

Celebrate young people.

We think all measurable contributions from young people are valuable.

Respect young people.

We understand that young people have diverse abilities and constraints.

Value young people.

Our programs and products are free. We’re not after young people’s money; we want their passion, time, and creativity.

The Impact

Check out our recent quarterly dashboard to read about our success. We don’t like to brag–so we let the numbers do it for us.

11 Facts About DoSomething.org in 2012

2.4 million young people took action through our campaigns in 2012.

We have 1,983,687 members doing badass stuff to improve their communities and the world.  

Our 1,197,888 mobile subscribers take action and text us all about it.

363,339 people like us on Facebook.

633,908 people follow us on Twitter.

Do something

We gave young people $240,000 in scholarships in 2012.

We increased our campaign signups by 590% from 2011 to 2012.

Our members collected 1,020,041 pairs of jeans for homeless youth through our Teens for Jeans campaign.

Our members recycled over 1.2 million aluminum cans through our 50 Cans campaign.

Our members donated 316,688 books to school libraries through our Epic Book Drive.

67,808 members stood up to bullying through our Bully Text campaign.

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