The Global Orphan Project celebrates 10 years with 'The Big Event'
6:11 PM, Sep 12, 2013
8:06 PM, Sep 12, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A metro organization is making a difference for orphan children around the world.
The group is called the Global Orphan Project.
This year the group is celebrating 10 years by holding 'The Big Event.'
The Orphan Project goes back a long way. In August of 2003, in a rural village in Southeast Asia, a little boy named Moses and 18 other children pierced the heart of founder Mike Fox. Mike and his wife, Beth, started the organization shortly after.
Fast forward 10 years, thousands have joined the Foxes in caring for orphans; and Moses has grown into a young man pursuing an education.
The Global Orphan Project, based in Kansas City, has partnered with local leaders in 20 countries to care for more than 3,500 orphaned and abandoned children.
The Global Orphan Project also launches businesses, sponsors schools, and operates farms to help provide jobs, education and nutrition in order to help keep families together.
On September 14th, The Big Event will bring the heart of orphan care and its many stories of transformation to Kansas City for one special night of food and entertainment at the Midland Theater in downtown Kansas City.