Entries by reason2s_keela

#GivingTuesday – Tuesday December 2nd

This is the first year that Reason2Smile will be participating in #GivingTuesday, the non-profit world’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  It’s a day when we ask that you reach out and make a specific donation to our non-profit organization.  This year, #GivingTuesday will be on Tuesday December 2nd.  Our goal for that day is to […]

3rd Annual Reason2Smile World Music Festival! – Saturday March 7, 2015

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! On Saturday March 7, 2015 the World Music Festival will return to the Lake Placid Center of the Arts in Lake Placid, NY!  Complete with workshops for children and adults alike, this event has something for everyone!  Come learn a new dance, drumming technique, or spiritual practice.  Broaden your cultural horizons!  And […]

Craft Fair – Saturday December 13th

Reason2Smile will have a variety of Kenyan made goods for sale at the Adirondack Community Church Craft Fair from 1-4pm on Saturday December 13th.  Jewelry, baskets, wire toys, carvings, scarves, cloth, and much more!  Perfect gifts for the people on your list who seem to have everything! Also for sale at the event will be […]

Craft Fair – Saturday December 6th

Join us on Saturday December 6th between 10-3pm for the Keene Central School Craft Fair!  Reason2Smile will be selling Kenyan handmade goods.  Jewelry, cloth, carvings, wire toys, baskets, scarves, and so much more!  Unique gifts for the person on your list who seems to have everything!

R2S Profile: Donna Rosenblum

This past July, Reason2Smile Board member Donna Rosenblum visited the Jambo JIpya Academy in Mtwapa, Kenya. This was Donna’s second trip to the school and she plans to return again during the summer of 2015. She stayed with the Jambo Jipya Director, Christine Mwende, spending time at the school and with orphan students at the […]

R2S Profile: Clinton

Clinton attended Jambo Jipya School from tenth through twelfth grade when his single mother was no longer able to pay for his school fees at the public high school in the area.  Clinton always performed with top-notch grades and while his classmates could be found socializing, Clinton was almost always studying or working on homework.  […]

R2S Profile: Aura

Aura is five years old and she just finished the third level of Kindergarten at Jambo Jipya School (the first two levels are our equivalent of nursery and pre-school). Aura lives with her mother, father, younger sister, and two older half-brothers. Aura’s mother makes clothes to sell to try to make a living and support […]