True to its mission of putting people over profit, company gives back in a big way by building home for displaced children in Uganda in partnership with King’s Kids Africa
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and CLEARWATER, Fla. – August 9, 2023 – Senior Market Advisors (SMA), one of the fastest growing field marketing organizations (FMO) in the insurance space and an affiliate of AmeriLife Group, LLC (“AmeriLife”), announced today the building and opening of a home that houses 12 displaced children in Uganda in partnership with Nashville-based non-profit King’s Kids Africa.
At a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Uganda, SMA representatives Jeremy Tingler, Henry S. Goldsmith and Annie Cobb met King’s Kids representatives, spoke with local officials about community impact and spent time with each of the 12 children gaining first-hand perspectives on how this opportunity will change their lives.
“This home is a tangible foundation for creating life-long opportunities and strengthening the community for the benefit of children in need, while also providing much needed infrastructure to foster spiritual development, education, physical and mental wellbeing and social integration,” said Cobb.
The home was built in an agricultural village just outside the capital city of Kampala and is part of a larger community expansion plan led by King’s Kids Africa. That plan includes a school, community center and home, all built around the local church, which is at the foundation of the organization’s Christian-faith mission.
“The impact of this home – built amidst the church, school and community center – was visible to us as we toured the area and collection of nearby villages,” added Goldsmith. “You could see it, feel it, and the kid’s overall health and positive mentality was noticeable. This demonstrated to us not only the need for continued humanitarian interventions, but the impact King’s Kids Africa is having on the children and communities where they work.”
“Our continued fundraising efforts are earmarked to support the lives of these 12 children,” said Christy Boyd, executive vice president of Shared Services at Senior Market Advisors. “Building the home was the first step, but there are daily expenses to running a home and providing for these children as they grow through the King’s Kids program. Our support continues.”
AmeriLife and its network of affiliates have a long history supporting dozens of local, national and international non-profits including charity:water, Feeding America and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, among others.
“All of us at AmeriLife are very proud of SMA’s commitment to community and humanity, and its continued demonstration of our shared values, wherever help is needed,” said Scott R. Perry, chairman and CEO of AmeriLife. “We congratulate and celebrate the SMA staff and leadership for the transformative differences made in the lives and future of these 12 children.”