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  Addressing the Needs of 
Ugandan Street Children 
and Their Community

Fall is Coming Soon - and - So is Ronnie!
Celebrating 10 years since the first meeting of Ronnie ( Ugandan d irector of Jajja's Kids) and Diane (U.S. director), and the formation of  Jajja's Kids  two years later.   We are thrilled Ronnie will visit the U.S. and attend upcoming events to share his experiences with our many supporters. 
For more information see below, or check out our website.
Learn More & Connect with Jajja's Kids: 
www.jajjaskids.org 
Join Us  October 20 
for Our Biggest  Event of the Year !

Help us celebrate and support the growth of Jajja's Kids as we enjoy great food and ambiance at Revolution Hall, and dance to the lively music of the Nisky Dixie Cats!  

As we honor ten years of our U.S.-Ugandan connection, meet Ronnie Sseruyange in person. Hear about his early life on the street, and learn about the former street children now in his care.

Join us in paying tribute to two special people in our community: 
  - Elena Mosley, Director of Operation Unite NY, Hudson
  - Susan Fowler, Second Grade Teacher, Delaware Community School, Albany
Learn why Elena and Susan are so important to Jajja's Kids!

If you'd like to enjoy the party together with friends, reserve your party table by contacting Joanna at (518) 370-0158.

$
75 per person ($50 Tax Deductible)
Register and Pay by October 12
Pay online at  JajjasKids.org

Please consider also supporting Jajja's Kids with an ad in our Event Program: $250 for a half page ad and $500 for a full page.  Contact us for more details.

Hope to See You There!
Jajja's Kids -- Growing and Thriving!

The top photo was taken at the start of Jajja's Home in early 2013, where 14 children--some as young as 4 and 5--were living together but only eight attended school. Today 19 children (second photo) live together at the home and have cultivated a sense of community as brothers and sister--and all attend school!


From left: John, Davis, Abdul, Nicholas, Shafik, Mark, Dan, Daphine and Juma

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Scholarship Program Growing Too!

In just its first year, our scholarship program has become a very important foundation for our children to grow into successful and productive members of society. 

Twelve children are now sponsored for all education needs throughout the year, while two other children are sponsored for all expenses including education, food, housing, and medical costs.  

Heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors for your commitment and caring, and providing needed resources to make a difference in these children's lives!  

Other Upcoming Events 

September 29:   Jajja's Kids Featured at Four Seasons Dinner Club 
6 to 8 p.m, First Reformed Church of Bethlehem, Selkirk, NY. 
It's Ladies Only!   Learn more about Jajja's Kids from  Ronnie Sseruyange and Diane Reiner, and enjoy dinner with friends old and new.  
Requested donation:  $25  to Jajja's Kids, plus a dish to share.  
For more information contact Connie at (518) 465-0582

October 18:     25% off at Boscov's
Do you shop at Boscov's?  Do you like saving money while helping others?  

Then take advantage of Boscov's "Friends Helping Friends":  i f you buy a Shopping Pass for $5 from Jajja's Kids, either before the 18th or at the store on the day of the sale, you will get 25% off on all purchases from 9 am to 11 pm that day, and donate  $5 to Jajja's Kids at the same time.  

Look for us at Boscov's or contact us before October 18th.


Challenge Grant Update

Thanks to the generous support of long-time friend Jim Suozzo, a $5,000 challenge began June 10, with the aim to raise an equal amount in donations  by the end of the year.  Board members then stepped in and added $2,000 to the initial challenge. 

We have so far received $3,475 in donations over the summer, so are half-way to our $7,000 goal!  

Remember--every penny donated will double in benefit to our children!  If you have thought of donating to Jajja's Kids but haven't done it yet, now is the time!

Amazon Smile Program
Amazon Smile Program

Jajja's Kids is now registered with AmazonSmile, a nonprofit organization that donates 0.5% of purchases to charitable organizations when Amazon customers shop at smile.amazon.com and identify the organization they wish to support.  
 
You get the same products and same process at no extra cost to you or to us. Consider adding Amazon Smile to your Amazon account, and identify Jajja's Kids as the organization where you wish Amazon's contribution to go.   The Amazon Smile program can be an added resource for Jajja's Kids--helping us grow penny by penny!

Uganda 2017

Are you curious about life in Africa? Want to experience daily life with Ronnie and the kids?   Interested in a life-changing experience? 

Plans will begin shortly for our February 2017 volunteer trip to Uganda. We will spend two weeks there with a day travel each way.

          Please contact us at JajjasKidsUganda@gmail.com
         if you are interested!   
"Uncle" Matt washing dishes with Juma and Daphine

 
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