Written by Josh Crane
GOLDEN, CO — Jeff Fox, Colorado Fathom Agent, aided in starting a non-profit organization which now supports an orphan’s home in Theri, Kenya.
In January 2014, Fox came alongside two of his friends, Matthew Bachali and Mwangi Ndegwa, to begin a non-profit organization called Emmanne Ministries. As one of the founding board members, Fox enabled these two men to open a children’s home in a small village in Kenya called Theri. The home is similar to an orphanage, Fox informed Fathom, and now houses 10 children who were previously living on the streets. He says,
“These eleven kids were wandering the village without parents and without resources. We were able to come alongside them, house and feed them, and get them back into school.”
One of their organization’s goals, Fox continues, is to provide education and training for these orphans with the goal of working them out of poverty.
Fox travels to the village bi-annually to build relationships with the children and to help in the many aid projects. Most recently, he and his family traveled to the village to run a kids camp in December. “It was kind of a vacation Bible school on one end,” Fox recounts, “And just a fun kids camp on the other end. It was just a blast.” Over 200 children attended the camp.
Jeff finds his passion for working for Fathom through this charity work. He says, “I think for me, one of the driving forces for me getting to do real estate is how to give back with the income that I’ve been blessed with.”
In the future, the organization hopes to raise money for a permanent facility for the children and then potentially a Christian school & medical facility.
Currently, Jeff Fox is a Team Leader in Golden Colorado where he lives with his wife and two daughters. Learn more about Jeff here.
(Images from Jeff Fox and Emmanne Ministries Facebook)
Edited by: Geoff Stertz, Fathom Realty Marketing