Do1Thing is a group of award-winning photographers, journalists, editors, designers, and writers who have come to together for one mission: To use the power of storytelling to shine an “ongoing” light into the many dark places that affect our most vulnerable children and teens. We believe that by focusing on highlighting one cause, while asking people to do one thing for that cause—great change can occur.
The Do1Thing mission is to unite donors with non-profit organizations through the power of photojournalism.
Do1thing is starting with the cause for homeless teens because there are more homeless people today than at any previous time in U.S. history. Right now, more than 1.3 million of them are YOUTH.
At Do1Thing, we feel that if one person would do 1 thing for 1 cause, and if thousands of people would do the same, change will come about. By reducing a huge problem to bite sized pieces, it can be more easily digested and conquered. Our goal is to ask everyone to do 1 thing, for 1 cause.
Do1Thing was founded by Najlah Feanny Hicks.
Najlah Feanny Hicks is a freelance photojournalist and former Newsweek Magazine contract photographer. Her work has appeared in thousands of publications around the world and several of her images are in the permanent collection at the William Jefferson Clifton Presidential Library.
In 2008 she was awarded both the Angels in Adoption award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute and the Russ Berrie award for New Jersey’s Unsung Hero’s. She is the co-founder of the Heart Gallery of New Jersey.
Contributions to Do1Thing are used to pay for the costs associated with covering the events that Do1Thing hosts. Our photographers, videographers, writers, and editors are unpaid. Do1Thing contributions cover all the expenses associated with our events. These expenses include travel, web development, hosting, promotions, production, and administration to keep it all organized and efficient.