It's Time To Feel Great About Something Very Special
Lego blocks, creativity and fun
Thank you for visiting our site at Changes for New Hope.
We hope that what you are about to experience here will make you smile and give you a warm feeling in your heart as we share our project with you. You will be amazed what love, dedication and tenacity has accomplished in just four short years.
We are proud of our ongoing accomplishments and the fine folk who support us, volunteer their time with us and have helped to make the lives of children who live in the Peruvian Andes, the indigenous folk, create better lives than they could ever imagine.
If you read about us here, on Facebook, or Google us and decide that you would like to become a part of this team by supporting us with your time as a volunteer or as a sponsor, we welcome you to this adventure.
We feel that everyone has a hero inside of them. Our project is something that you can feel good about, care about and a very special way to share your own compassion.
"A Gringo in Peru
A Story of Compassion in Action"
June 1 2013 was the launch of the newly published e-book, (available on Lulu.com, Booktango.com, Kobobooks.com and Barnes and Noble) "A Gringo in Peru- A Story of Compassion in Action". Originally to be a children's storybook, it became clear that writing about the children of Changes for New Hope and our struggles, challenges and ultimate victories was a far more compelling story than writing stories for them.
"A Gringo in Peru-A Story of Compassion in Action" is the true account of one
man's journey from his American life, to foil a murder contract, and into the
Andean mountains of Peru where he created a project for poor children and
discovered what true wealth really was. The profound changes in his own life,
as his project for the children developed, gave him a depth of compassion and a
view of what is possible when the impossible is attempted. This is a must read
for anyone who has ever faced extraordinary challenges and who wanted to make
the world a better place.
Yes, it is on sale now and available for only $8.99 USD. Proceeds will benefit the children of this project. You may also buy a spiral bound print and autographed copy, mailed to your door for $39.95. For these orders, please contact Jim Killon directly at email@example.com.
Get an inspiring book, help the children and feel great about it all at the same time. Download your copy today.
Just click on this link- http://www.lulu.com/shop/jim-killon/a-gringo-in-peru-a-story-of-compassion-in-action/ebook/product-21047007.html
Barnes and Noble is now selling my book with a dollar off discount. Just $7.99. Take advantage of this offer while it lasts. A great read, help the children and save a dollar all at the same time. Here is the link:
Jim Killon Speaks at the Dragon Academy in Toronto Canada
The Dragon Academy school in Toronto Canada invited Jim Killon to speak to the student body, teachers and parents about Changes for New Hope, the children that we are helping in the Peruvian Andes and how we can all be heroes. Learning about life in the Andean mountains and the incredible differences that existed, the children became aware of the need for thermal blankets, vitamins, proper clothing, eyeglasses, school supplies and self esteem building.
The interactive presentation engaged the students´creative thinking to learn that heroes do not always wear capes and masks, sometimes looking just like them, but whose hearts are filled with compassion and that compassion goes into action in many interesting ways.
A relationship between the new heroes of the Dragon Academy and Changes for New Hope will continue and children will learn about life in two very different worlds. Our thanks to Dr. Fox, the principal and the parents who sent children´s vitamins back with Jim.
Read The Dragon Academy's blog post about Jim's visit here:
President at Air Canada Helps Changes for New Hope
What do you do when there are several suitcases of much needed materials waiting for you in Canada that are needed in the Peruvian Andes? If you are me, you fly up to Toronto and visit with your compassionate friends and bring them back. Sounds simple enough, right? Maybe, but there was an obstacle beyond our control.
Most airlines do not allow excess baggage beyond certain allowances and charge a hefty fee for any overage that is allowed. Rules are rules, eh?
Our friend Richard in Toronto contacted the president of Air Canada and his staff to ask the seemingly impossible. Allow humanitarian aid and related materials in excess of normal regulations to be carried by Air Canada to Lima Peru, for free.
Sometimes it isn't all about making money and permission was granted to allow Changes for New Hope's materials aboard. Free. Cases weighing 20% more than I did were loaded and enroute to our locations here in Huaraz. Nutritional supplements which we use to combat malnutrition, clothing articles, school materials and supplies, games and recreational equipment, books and much more arrived safely to the children who were excited to receive them and also to have me back with them.
We deeply appreciate the exception made for us. I want to share that, in a world where hard lines are drawn to maximize profits in a tough corporate arena, a simple compassionate gesture by the president of this airline resulted in over 100 children, currently living in impoverished conditions, to receive materials necessary to be comfortable, happier and healthier a little longer.
We can all be heroes.
The children have received your postcards and messages of hope and love. Thank you so much. It shows them that they are not alone in the world up here in the Peruvian Andes in a very special way. Donations are always appreciated but cash can not buy hope. Only your love can give that. Those who want to send a postcard and haven´t yet, it is easy.
You can mail them directly to us at
Changes for New Hope
Thanks again Team!