SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP —
To prevent students from losing their cards, giving up or putting off their promises, Mrs. McClimans told her religion classes to keep the cards and every time they fulfill a promise to write how and when they did it. At the end of the third nine weeks she will collect and review them.
"I think it really teaches students responsibility," said junior Michaelangelo Zullo. "It teaches them not to make empty promises." Promise cards are available on the Because I Said I Would website and are able to be sent anywhere in the world. Alex Sheen charges nothing for the cards, he just wants to help change the world and benefit others. Whether it's as simple as "I'll clean the house today" or something life changing like "I will always fight heroin!" promise cards can be a benefit to people big or small.
If you ever see Marilou McClimans, she will always be wearing her "because I said I would" bracelet.