Giving Reasons to Smile – November 2017 Fundraising Campaign


Giving Reasons to Smile – November 2017 Fundraising Campaign

Reason2Smile has a had a busy and productive year. The Jambo Jipya school is thriving and many major improvements have been made.  The money raised from our successful 2016 Giving Tuesday campaign allowed for eight new bathrooms to be built, updates to made to the kitchen area, some new roofing and the creation of a new science lab with quiet study area.

Another wonderful upgrade was the interior painting of the school hallways and classrooms. An elementary school that fundraises every year for Reason2Smile supplied the funding and the older Jambo Jipya boys under the supervision of Fisher Pamba (the director’s son) supplied the manpower.


As the 2018 school year approaches there is certainly more to do. The outer wall and front to the school are in need of repair. Reason2Smile wanted to address this last year but did not have enough funding to do all that was necessary.

As we approach the month of Thanksgiving, Reason2 Smile is launching a Buy a Brick fundraising campaign. Starting November 17 and culminating on Giving Tuesday – November 27 please donate either online or by check to Reason2Smile. Our goal is $5000.00 dollars. We are asking for donations in increments of:

$100.00 Gold

$50.00 – Silver

$25.00 Bronze

Of course, any amount is appreciated, so give what you can.

Jambo Jipya is a haven for the over 200 students who attend and the opportunities they are being provided are truly priceless. This would never happen without the support of donors like you. You are making a difference in children’s lives and that is something to be very proud of.

Myself and the Reason2Smile Board of Directors thank you for your support.


Donna Rosenblum

Executive Director, Reason2Smile