Don’t let this stop you from spreading smiles, sharing acts of kindness, and painting the town blue in your own creative way on Monday.

Whatever you do, please share photos or videos of your smile on Monday using the hashtags #WeAreAllJake or #PaintTheTownBlue!


As we recognize the 4th anniversary of Jake’s death, we’d like to spread a little hope and plenty of smiles. Let’s paint the town blue!

Whether you’re an individual, family, or represent a local business or organization, you’re welcome to order a Paint The Town Blue kit. Each complementary kit contains a can of eco-friendly blue chalk spray paint and a couple treats. White tees with the blue Smiles for Jake logo and yard signs are also available for purchase.

Kits will be available for contact-less pick up from 8am – 5pm on Friday, February 18 at CTC in Baxter (14385 Edgewood Drive, Baxter). If you order shirts or yard signs, they will also be ready with the kits.

If you represent a business or organization, you’ll have the option to have the kit dropped off. They will be dropped off on Friday afternoon or by 9am on Monday morning.

The deadline to order shirts is 9am on Monday, February 14. 

If you have any questions about the kits, contact Anita at 320-493-2240 / anita@smilesforjake.org.

Special thanks to the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation for their funding support of Paint the Town Blue!