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Renzo Gracie Scholarship Fund

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BENEFITING: Somaly Mam Foundation

EVENT DATE: Jun 12, 2013

Joseph Sampieri

THE STORY:

I’m a professional fighter. I started as a kick boxer and became a champion- I wanted more.

I learned Muay Thai and went on to win 25 fights- I wanted more.

I started competing in JiuJitsu as well- I wanted more.

Then I met Somaly Mam and I instantly felt compelled to join her. Somaly is a FIGHTER; she’s fighting everyday, risking her life, to rescue young girls sold into sexual slavery. Through Somaly, I had found my new fight.

My friends and fellow fighters got involved with the Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) over 3 years ago when I became a founding member of the SMF Young Professionals group. In our first year, we raised over $50,000 to rescue and recover women and children trafficked into sexual slavery. We hosted personal safety seminars for women in New York to support these efforts. We were lucky enough to train Cambodian survivors of trafficking right here at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York.

Now we are taking it to the next level and launching the Joseph Sampieri Renzo Gracie Muay Thai Scholarship Fund to provide access to education for survivors of sexual slavery, ranging from supporting Voices for Change, a program designed to empower survivors to take action, to basic English classes or even a university scholarship. 

Your contributions go a long way. Here are some potential ways that your money could make a difference:

$20 supports short-course training in additional vocational skills

$35 supports monthly English training

$50 supports a full computer training course

$400  pays an annual university tuition

$120 covers school supplies

$100 covers clothing and hygiene materials

$720 covers her food for an entire year. That’s $60/month

$40 buys a bicycle so that a girl can attend class

$120 covers all other transportation and maintenance costs

$210 pays for one girl's annual insurance

In addition to her basic living costs, let’s help her purchase a laptop as well for $650.

$2,070 supports one year of university for a survivor of sex trafficking, including all expenses. Giving 5 women the opportunity to complete 4 years of university represents my goal of 44,650.

Join me in my latest fight: to give a girl- a survivor, a champion, a hero- the chance to continue fighting on her own terms. 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$11,646

MONEY RAISED
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  • A. Luis

    $20

  • R Havens

    $100

  • Raymond Pesce

    $100

  • D. Rind

     

  • Joyce

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • J LaGuardia

    $200

  • Rutha

    $40

  • M Bardfield

    $40

  • Eytan Saperstein

    $20

  • Dr Irving Rosenberg

    $100

  • John Cholish

    $720

  • John L Cholish

    $100

  • Ottavia Bourdain

    $1,000

  • gina

     

  • Chris Kwiatkowski

    $100

  • Yadira Vargas

    $20

  • Scott Whiteford

    $120

  • Gesche

    $100

  • Richard Byrne

    $500

  • Fran

    $100

  • Kate Greer

    $50

  • Ali Abdelaziz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • simon burke

    $200

  • JKL

    $200

  • Jill Morley

     

  • Bailey

     

  • Chris Russo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Eden

    $100

  • GULO

    $2,500

  • Virginia Osborne

    $50

  • Karen Sampieri

    $400

  • Self DeFUNse Class Oct 24th NYC at RGA

    $600

  • simon and vanessa burkes change jar

    $642

  • Polish Punisher

    $200

  • Joanne Sampieri

     

  • Laurel Axen Carroll

    $91

  • JEN ROWELL-GASTARD

    $50

  • Naia & Nicholas

    $500

  • Jeff & Annette Rathgeber

    $100

  • Greg and Stacey McShea Young

    $50

  • Kwi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $700

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kyle Rudy

     

  • The Paynes

     

  • Alberto Vasari

    $50

  • Ricky Ramcharitar

    $120

  • Catherine Faure

    $50

  • Kirk Palmer Associates

    $500

  • gillian

    $50

  • ROB CONSTANCE

    $200

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26% Raised of $44,650 Goal

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The Team: $11,646 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Joseph Sampieri

Amount Raised

$11,646

 

26% Raised of $44,650 Goal

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Catherine Faure

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

ROB CONSTANCE

ROB CONSTANCE

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

gillian

gillian

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kirk Palmer Associates

Kirk Palmer Associates

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Catherine Faure

Catherine Faure

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Ricky Ramcharitar

Ricky Ramcharitar

DONATION: $120

5 years ago

Alberto Vasari

Alberto Vasari

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

The Paynes

The Paynes

5 years ago

Kyle Rudy

Kyle Rudy

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $700

A great man once told me, "A life of excess leads to moderation" (or as I added, "Death"). Thanks for being you Joe!! 5 years ago