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Samantha Hoffman's Fundraiser:

AFS-USA Faces of America 20th Anniversary Campaign

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BENEFITING: AFS-USA INC

ORGANIZER: AFS-USA INC

EVENT DATE: Dec 07, 2015

Samantha Hoffman

THE STORY:

I'm helping to raise $20K to support AFS-USA's study abroad diversity scholarship initiative, Faces of America. 

Why Give: Studying abroad helped me overcome anxiety

Welcome! My name is Sam, and I’m and Alumna of an awesome program called AFS-USA Faces of America (FoA). For two decades, FoA has been providing full study abroad scholarships to U.S. teens who – like me – are curious about the world, but unfortunately can’t afford the costs of study abroad. AFS-USA is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of FoA this year, and in honor of the program that helped me so much I’m helping to raise $20K to give future teens the same type of experience I had.

Why? Because studying abroad changed my life!

Before I went to Germany for a Summer, I struggled a lot with anxiety. But being put into an environment where I didn’t know the language or culture put a new perspective on things. I didn’t know what to expect at any given moment, and I was bound to make mistakes. But that was always okay. I learned to go with the flow, and my host family was so accepting. They truly cared about who I was and where I came from.

At some point, my anxiety just melted away; It was the first time in my life that I realized anxiety wasn’t going to be with me every minute.

How I’ve Changed

When I came back from Germany, I had gained so much confidence that I started doing things I never would have considered, like modeling and partner dancing. I didn’t even think twice when I left home for college in a completely different state and time zone. I knew no one, but because of my study abroad experience, I felt certain I could make a name for myself in this new place - that I could throw myself out there, meet new people, and try everything. And that’s exactly what I’ve done.

Bottom Line:

Please help me provide other students with this life-changing experience. Support my campaign to help raise $20,000 for FoA scholarships today! Any amount helps. And if you’re wondering exactly what kind of impact your donation will have, here’s a helpful index:

  • $5 - $10 shows support for diversity scholarships!
  • $20 buys a student's official AFS T-Shirt (worn for orientation and travel days)
  • $100 covers Pre-Departure Orientation materials
  • $200 pays the Application Fee
  • $500 pays the Program Deposit
  • $1,500 covers international airfare

More About the Program

Click here to learn more about international education leader AFS-USA and the FoA program. 

$849

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shameeka Leacock

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Barb Kelly

    $20

  • Esteban

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alejandro

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Caitlin Belt

    $5

  • Suellen

    $50

  • Terry Jimenez

    $14

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Davis F.

    $5.50

  • Camel Doves

    $55

  • Mirza Ruiz on behalf of James

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

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42% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $20,881 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

AFS-USA INC

Amount Raised

$17,991

 

90% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Chebli

Amount Raised

$851

 

43% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Hoffman

Amount Raised

$849

 

42% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nersa Backstrom

Amount Raised

$440

 

22% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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John Meade

Amount Raised

$405

 

20% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Cristina Mojica

Amount Raised

$325

 

16% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mirza Ruiz on behalf of James

Mirza Ruiz on behalf of James

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Camel Doves

Camel Doves

DONATION: $55

Good luck, Onee-san 2 years ago

Davis F.

Davis F.

DONATION: $5.50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Terry Jimenez

Terry Jimenez

DONATION: $14

2 years ago

Suellen

Suellen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Caitlin Belt

Caitlin Belt

DONATION: $5

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Alejandro

Alejandro

DONATION: $200

2 years ago