Crossbar - Build a school for Tumaini

Crossbar - Build a school for Tumaini

From Taylor & Jordan Ross

We are raising funds to build the Tumaini Orphanage in Kenya a new school. Home to over 300 students, their current school is not up to code and must be re-done before the facility is closed for good in December 2019.

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Update #2

19 days ago

Thanksgiving is coming up and we have just 35 days to go to finish funding the build at the Tumaini Orphanage in Kenya!!!! Over $50,000 raised but still a ways to go. Here's some ideas on how you can help:

-Challenge your friends and fam to give back this thanksgiving

-Pitch the idea to your boss and see if your company has a charitable requirement before the end of the year

-Share this with news stations, reports, or figures that you think can help :)

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THE WHOLE STORY:

We are Taylor and Jordan, brother and sister, and we are currently building a school at the orphanage Tumaini in Kenya!! The project consists of a brand new, two-story school building. This orphanage, the Tumaini Miles of Smiles Centre is the home to over 200 young boys and girls in Kenya, East Africa. It is a beautiful piece of land that consists of an orphanage, guest home, soccer field, and an out-of-date mud hut school.

The Kenyan government has requested Tumaini build a new school to hold its students to new educational and structural regulations and standards or else it will be shut down.

So...to recap...we are average siblings responsible for building a school on the other side of earth. Crazy right? We know. But this all happened for a reason. Here's how: 

After visiting Tumaini in 2017 to deliver soccer cleats, we sort of fell in love. Tumaini kids are kind, intelligent, and infectious with love. Beyond that, the founder of Tumaini is the most amazing woman we've ever met. When Rose told us about the school they needed to build, we knew we were sent there to help. 

So we came home and spent 6 months building our company Crossbar. We're a high end soccer goal supplier and we use 100% of the profits to fund school builds in underprivileged communities, like Tumaini. Because we founded Crossbar so recently, we are funding our first build - Tumaini - with a combination of our goal sales to date, and donations from the public. Que the birth of this page!!

We are so thankful for the progress we've all made together thus far and cannot wait to see the doors of their new school open. 

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Taylor & Jordan Ross posted a new update:
19 days ago

Update #2

Thanksgiving is coming up and we have just 35 days to go to finish funding the build at the Tumaini Orphanage in Kenya!!!! Over $50,000 raised but still a ways to go. Here's some ideas on how you can help:

-Challenge your friends and fam to give back this thanksgiving

-Pitch the idea to your boss and see if your company has a charitable requirement before the end of the year

-Share this with news stations, reports, or figures that you think can help :)

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Taylor & Jordan Grosso posted a new update:
about 1 month ago

Update #1

We're 13 days into our campaign and almost $50,000 raised by about 800 donors. Only 50 days remain to hit our goal and get these kids the school they need. This has been fun to watch!! Thank you to family, friends, supporters, soccer players, and strangers across the world who have contributed! We've gonna make it.  

Here's the most recent photo we've received from Tumaini of some of the kiddos standing in front of the new build site :)

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