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?
An opportunity to join in solidarity with and raise funds for people living and working in garbage dump communities around the world. The event joins people around the world in a communal $2 fasting day on February 28 or throughout the rest of Lent. You can join by fasting on $2 for one day and donating what you would normally spend on food, or asking others to support your fast once you register for a personal fundraising page.
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?
In 2020, we’re raising money for scholarship students from elementary age through college. 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, Jamaica Nicaragua, and Ethiopia. You can learn about the specific communities here.
When is Fast2Change?
For 2020, the Fast2Change kickoff is on February 28 and continues through Lent. While you, or your team, can fast on any day of the year, we recommend fasting during this season with others around the world.
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Our Goals for 2020
10 Elementary Scholarships
- Our Progress to Total Funding 35% 35%
5 High School Scholarships
- Our Progress to Total Funding 18% 18%
4 College & Trade School Scholarship
- Our Progress to Total Funding 3% 3%
Meet those Fasting for Change Online
Click any of the names below to contribute to their personal fundraisers.
Do you want to lead the way by adopting a scholarship?
To register a team or create a personal page for fundraising, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What are you fundraising for?
You get to choose which Fast2Change project to adopt. Fund whichever type of scholarship appeals to you.
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?
On February 28 or any day during Lent, 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. You can get a head start by inviting others to join you today!
We have a special international opportunity* for groups who are fasting on February 28 and plan to break their fast together with a meal. Please contact us for more details.
*Each group is expected to supply their own technology
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!
International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan.