Do Something

Do Something

Mission:
To inspire, support, and celebrate a generation of do-ers: people who see the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

Background:
Do Something is an organization for young people who want to change the world. Though only 23 percent of today's youth actively volunteer, the organization hopes to encourage more than half of young people around the world are involved in community action. In 2004, Do Something was the first youth organization to respond to the Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, and in 2005, it was the first youth organization to respond to the devastation in the Gulf Coast brought on by Hurricane Katrina. This year, Do Something is rallying young people across the United States to help stop global extreme poverty.

Outstanding Web Features:
The organization's Web site fosters a community where youth learn, listen, speak, vote, volunteer, ask, and take action to make the world a better place. In addition to active message boards, the site features Do Something Clubs, which encourage youths to form teams dedicated to social change, and information about its annual BRICK Awards, which recognize and support social change-makers age twenty-five and under. The site also features information on volunteering including ten reasons why people should volunteer and steps for planning a fundraising event. The site also provides information about its weekly $500 grants, given in partnership with video game chain GameStop.

CEO: Nancy Lublin
Main Office:
24-32 Union Square East
4th Floor
New York, New York 10003
Tel: (212) 254-2390
Tel: (212) 254-2391
E-mail: nlublin@dosomething.org