How Dave and Jenny Marrs Use FIXER TO FABULOUS to Spotlight Charity Work

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How Dave and Jenny Marrs Use FIXER TO FABULOUS to Spotlight Charity Work

By Movieguide® Contributor

FIXER TO FABULOUS stars Dave and Jenny Marrs recently shared how they balance their hectic work schedule and busy family life. 

The couple explained that, during the work week, they’re up early to feed the animals on their family farm by 6:30 a.m. with their five children — twins Ben and Nate, 12, Sylvie, 11, Charlotte, 8, and Luke, 3. Then, it’s time to start filming their hit home renovation show. 

“The cameras are on all day, and we don’t have time to stop,” Jenny shared. “Mostly, I’m glued to my phone, checking on orders, reading texts. There’s never a relaxed timeline; it’s always a rush with no wiggle room.”

She continued, “We never could have planned it this way. It can be crazy chaos, but we’re so grateful for how it worked out.”

Even after the cameras stop rolling, the couple continues to work hard. They pick their kids up from school or after-school activities and head home for a family dinner. 

“Dave will make dinner, and we’ll talk everything through to come up with a plan and a story for each house [we’re working on],” Jenny said. “We stick to that blueprint as much as we can. There are always things that go wrong, orders that are canceled or delayed. With construction, so much can go awry.”

Dave revealed that he and Jenny were initially unsure about signing on to do FIXER TO FABULOUS because they had young children at home. 

“Our producer said to us, ‘If you just have this one chance to shine a national spotlight on your nonprofit work, it’s worth it,’” he explained. 

The Marrs family works with many orphanages in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they adopted their daughter, Sylvie. They also help an agricultural charity based in Zimbabwe that they support with funds from their blueberry farm. 

Movieguide® previously reported on the Marrs’ blueberry farm:

FIXER TO FABULOUS star Jenny Marrs gave fans an update on her family’s Bentonville Berry Farm, the blueberry farm her family runs to help raise profits for Help One Now

“I’ve lost track of the laps we’ve prayed and walked (while pushing a stroller, or wearing a baby or running or riding a bike) around the fields at @theberryfarm_bentonville over the years,” Marrs captioned a shot of the whole family. 

“Last week, we prayed in the fields for this year’s Berry Fest and for our dear friends doing the hard work in Zimbabwe,” she continued. “We prayed for this farm to be a place of refuge and peace and light in our community. We prayed for the families who would join us and for the families across the globe who will be impacted because of our little farm tucked away in the Ozarks.

“And, this past Friday and Saturday, we opened the fields once again for berry picking and live music and dancing among the fireflies. It was everything we dreamt it would be and more. Friends from near and far gathered on this soil that has bold prayers and big dreams burrowed deep within.”

“What a wild, unbelievable thing this is. The work isn’t easy but it is absolutely worth it. I love that we get to do this and am so grateful for everyone who has joined us on this ride,” Marrs concluded. 

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