As we head into the holiday season of giving, we are reminded of all the important causes and charities doing wonderful and meaningful work. Whether it is supporting those in need or raising money to fight life threatening diseases along with money for the research for cures. Knowing the plethora of worthy organizations to choose from, Reason2Smile is extremely grateful that you support us – whether it is large or small, new or long term. Since we are a small grassroots organization every dollar counts and we are proud to say that most of the money raised for Reason2Smile is sent to the Jambo Jipya School and Children’s home.
We help to subsidize the school so the tuition is reasonable for a low-income family and provide scholarships for certain students unable to pay. The funding from Reason2Smile helps to pay salaries (teachers and staff), provide food, school supplies, books as well as pay the rent and expenses for the children living at the Jambo Jipya Children’s home.
Reason2Smile has no paid employees. Myself and the board all volunteer our time. Our administrative expenses are kept to a minimum and used for insurance, an online donation system, website, and banking fees.
On top of supporting Jambo Jipya, Reason2Smile has also been fortunate to support graduates at trade schools and university.
We are grateful to be involved in this meaningful work but recognize that there would be no Reason2Smile without supporters and donors! Thank you for believing in R2S’s mission and giving generously to provide their life changing educational opportunities to these students.
We hope you will continue to give for the 2020 school year and enclosed is information on our 2019 fundraising campaign.
Give from the Heart Fall 2019 Reason2Smile Campaign
It is that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us and Reason2Smile is launching its Give from Heart Campaign. We have a few projects that require funding and we hope you will be able to give from the heart.
The Jambo Jipya School has received numerous structural upgrades over the last four years that included wall repair, bathrooms, remodeled kitchen, and roof work on the primary school.
This year Reason2Smile would like to replace many of classroom blackboards, repair some of the classroom dividing walls and address roof work on the high school classrooms. After this work is done then the school will get a paint job.
There are also students graduating in December that are looking to continue their education. This requires funding in addition to the money being used to support the Jambo Jipya school and the Children’s Home.
These projects go above and beyond the funding Reason2Smile receives. We need a minimum of 2500.00 for these needed capital improvements projects and provide further educational opportunities for graduates
To achieve this minimum goal, Reason2Smile is asking for a $25.00 donation. If everyone gave, we would have enough funds BUT if you can give a bit more please do so. It is a give from the heart campaign. You give what is meaningful to you – no matter how big or small.
The Give from the Heart Fall Campaign will run from November 1 till November 23.
You can donate online through Network for Good
Or send a check made out to Reason2Smile and mail to
151 Hillcrest Ave
Lake Placid NY 12946