More than 700 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day, putting them below the line for extreme poverty.

We can change that.

 

What is Fast2Change?

A month-long effort to raise awareness and funds for people living and working in garbage dump communities around the world. The event kicks off with a $2 fasting day on March 8th.

 

Why $2?

In the communities we serve, the average person lives on less than $2 a day, putting them below the line for international extreme poverty.

 

What are we fundraising for?

We’re raising money for a variety of different scholarships, shown below. These scholarships  enable people to focus on creating a new life for themselves away from the dangers of the garbage dumps. 100% of all donations go to those in need in the countries we serve.

 

What countries are these communities in?

We’re raising money for communities in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia. You can learn about the specific communities here.

 

How long is Fast2Change?

For 2019, Fast2Change starts on March 8th and ends on April 8th, giving you one month to choose a fast day and fundraise. We recommend fasting on March 8th with our team, but the date is up to you.

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Garbage Dump Communities

Learn more about the communities that we’re campaigning for.

Fast Meal Ideas

Want to be part of the March 8 fast? We have meal ideas to help you stretch your $2.

Social Media

Join the event, use the hashtag #fast2change on social media, and use our custom images and filters.

Scripture Readings

Do you like to have scripture readings to go with your fast? Take a look at several scripture readings that have been picked out by members our staff.

Download the Flyer

Spread the word by sharing the campaign at your school, church, organization, or community.

2019 Projects

10 Elementary Scholarships

$500 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 35% 35%

10 Chauffeur Licenses

$800 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 10% 10%

10 College & Trade School Scholarships

$2,500 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 5% 5%

Do you want to lead the way by adopting a scholarship?

Your can register a team or you create a personal page for fundraising on the registration page. Meet our current leaders here

What are you fundraising for?

You get to chose which Fast2Change project to adopt. Fund whichever type of scholarship appeals to you.

What’s involved?

Spread the word to family and friends, asking them to sponsor your fast with a general donation or to join the fast and donate their normal food costs for the day.

When do you start?

You can being inviting others to join you today!

On March 8, engage in the $2 Fast and share your experience. You can post meal photos on social media, tell your family and friends about extreme poverty, and experience a day of hunger in solidarity with those in developing countries.

March 8 to April 8, tell others about your experience and invite them to join the full Fast2Change experience or support your efforts with a donation.

 

All team leaders who meet their fundraising goal before April 8th, 2019 will be invited to a reception with our international staff during the week of April 8-12, 2019. Details to follow. 

Ready to Become a Team Leader?

Register here to adopt a project or create your own team.

Fast Meal Ideas

Want to be part of the March 8 fast? We have meal ideas to help you stretch your $2.

Social Media

Join the event, use the hashtag #fast2change on social media, and use our custom images and filters.

Download the Flyer

Spread the word by sharing the campaign at your school, church, organization, or community.

Garbage Dump Communities

Learn more about the communities that we’re campaigning for.

Have any questions?

We’re here to help. Contact Michelle with any questions you have using the contact form below, or give her a call at (734) 222-0701 if it’s between 9-5 on a weekday!

 

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About Us

International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan.

info@intsam.org

(734) 222-0701

803 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

M-F: 9am-5pm, S-S: Closed