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. You can join by fasting and donating or registering for a personal fundraising page.

Meet our current fundraisers and support their efforts.

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?

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, Fast2Change is on February 28. While you, or your team, can fast on any day of the year, we recommend fasting on February 28 with others around the world.

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Garbage Dump Communities

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

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.

Our Goals for 2020

10 Elementary Scholarships

$500 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 17% 17%

5 High School Scholarships

$1,000 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 6% 6%

5 College & Trade School Scholarship

$2,500 each

  • Our Progress to Total Funding 0% 0%

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

To register a team or create a personal page for fundraising, email michelle@intsam.org.

What are you fundraising for?

You get to choose 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?

On February 28, 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

 

Ready to Become a Team Leader?

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

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