Because I Said I Would


What is because I said I would?

because I said I would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. We are changing lives through volunteerism in local chapters, character education programming in schools and awareness campaigns with global reach. Our mission is to end suffering, establish peace and build happiness. To this, we are committed.

About the movement


  What Are Promise Cards?

Promise Cards

Promise cards help hold you accountable to your commitments.

They have been used in many different ways in over 150 countries, but it all started when Alex Sheen created the Promise Card to honor his dad. Cancer took his father’s life in 2012, but Alex chose to focus on how his dad lived, not how he died. Alex’s dad kept his promises.

Five Ways to Use Promise Cards

The Promise

The Trade

The Post

The Goodbye

The Calendar

Where to Get Promise Cards

Promise Wall

Visit the because I said I would Promise Wall

Come find the Promise Wall on Ring Mall between January 16 – 26 (weekdays only). Share your promise on the wall with the Anteater Community and receive your own Promise Cards and wristband. While supplies last.

Promise Cards

Request Ten Free Cards Mailed

because I said I would will mail ten cards at no cost to you. Simply fill out their form.

Request Cards

Promise Cards

Print at Home

because I said I would gives you access to their template for free to print at home. Simply fill out their form.

Print Cards

Promise Cards

Purchase Cards

You may purchase packs of professionally printed cards made with 100% recycled paper from the because I said I would store.

Purchase Cards

 Event Calendar

January 16 – 26
 because I said I would Promise Wall

Ring Mall Wall

Ring Mall

Write your promises anonymously on the wall and share it with your fellow Anteater community.
Weekdays only

 FREE wristbands 

for sharing your promises. While supplies last.

 Add to Calendar

 because I said I would Exhibit

Viewpoint Gallery Promise Cards

UCI Conference Center
Viewpoint Gallery

More information to come

January 19
 Free Keynote Event

UCI Conference Center
Crystal Cove Auditorium · 6:00 p.m.

Alex Sheen Thanks You

We hope you enjoyed the keynote presentation from Alex Sheen, Founder of because I said I would. Keeping promises isn’t always easy and sometimes we need a reminder about the importance of follow through. That is why we encourage you to follow because I said I would on social media and see more promise stories and videos on

Thank you for believing in the importance of a promise!

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