In our first nationally televised interview in Lima Peru, Jorge Gonzales and Jim Killon raise awareness about illegal mining activities and how the contamination is seriously affecting the children and their families in the area it is occurring. Changes for New Hope will be bringing humanitarian aid to the children immediately and continue to raise awareness for their situation. Cecilia Valenzuela of Willax Television conducted the interview at their Lima studios. Ms.Valenzuela is considered one of the top journalists in Peru.
Self Esteem Building Through Art
Our 3rd art exhibition for
Changes for New Hope at the National Institute of Culture Museum, (known as the
Cultural Center) here in Huaraz is now over. The children were
totally excited to see our artwork displayed and the self esteem boost
for these little ones was incredible. We are using this exhibition to promote the
message "Haz lo Correcto-Do the Right Thing." Thousands of people passing through the center were able to enjoy the exhibition. Many people received Changes for New Hope wristbands with our core message, "Do the Right Thing" on it. The paintings, sketches and drawings will be ready for public sale soon as signed, limited edition, numbered prints.
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.
If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like to learn more about how you can help the children of Changes for New Hope, please contact us at email@example.com
Vitamin Angels will Donate Enough Vitamins for Thousands of Children
Being hungry is uncomfortable. For most of us in developed countries the solution is to go to the refrigerator and find something to eat. Here in the Peruvian Andes, we encounter staggering numbers of children suffering from malnutrition which is far more health damaging. Stunted growth, vulnerability to constant sicknesses and learning disabilities are just few of the effects of malnutrition.
I have always been careful not write about the maladies that exist here because you already know they exist. Infomercials and charity causes are on every channel. I do however rave about the solutions when those great situations afford themselves.
Vitamin Angels, a U.S. based organization, has accepted our grant application and here is what they are preparing to send us:
2 bottles of 100,000 IU vitamin A for infants 6-11 months (1,000 doses, enough for 1,000 infants)·
8 bottles of 200,000 IU vitamin A for children 12-59 months (4,000 doses, enough for 2,000 children)
8 bottles of albendazole 400 mg for children 12-59 months (4,000 doses, enough for 2,000 children)
8 cases of multivitamins for children 6-59 months (96,000 doses, enough for 267 children)
5 cases of multivitamins for women (170,100 doses, enough for 473 women)
This is a full year's supply and represents a solution unheard of in this region. This will help to curb the effects caused by malnutrition. We have already begun arranging distribution locations and volunteers to help us.
The $1535 Elephant in the Room
While the thousands of vitamins are completely free of charge, the company that will be used to ship them to us is not. To be able to experience this kind of enormous success in fighting malnutrition, we need to pay for the shipping expenses. As you are aware, non-profit organizations do not sell products and rely solely on donations from compassionate folks to help us. Folk like you.
Therefore, we are needing to ask every one who is reading about our work and message to get involved, personally. How do we eat an elephant? One bite at a time, my friends. I need to appeal to your sense of compassion and kindness now. A donation, a small contribution of any size will get us closer to our magic number of $1535. As you can see from the numbers above, your help will directly address the malnutrition currently facing 1000s of children and mothers. I can not imagine a shorter walk to such a wonderful destination.
Can I count on you to click the "DONATE" button below and share a few dollars to make this great solution happen?
Thank you for putting your compassion in action and the children thank you too!
( 9/28/14) Donations are beginning to roll in. 3 compassionate people have contributed $340 so far.
That represents 22% of our goal. 1000s of children and mothers are counting on you.
We can all be heroes, can't we?
Do You Have A Vision?
A Goal is what you have. A Vision is what you are. Once you have melted your heart and soul into a project, only success and victory are acceptable. Changes for New Hope is our Vision. The children are pulling out of desperation and despair, and creating new hope and a life of opportunities. If you do not have a Vision in your life right now, you are more than welcome to join ours. We do not wish, dream for or simply hope for better things to come. We ignite passions, we inspire ourselves and others to envision success and develop it among our volunteers, partners and sponsors. As we create new lives working with the children, we observe our own lives changing and morphing into something powerful and positive. We see that what goes out from us does come back to us. Our Vision becomes our reality. Your participation with our project will enable you to apply the power of Vision to every other aspect of your life. Join us.
No Toys in the Children's Hospital Rec Room?
I was in the children's ward of the local hospital today. Doing magic and sharing our message Haz lo Correcto-Do the Right Thing with the children and parents. As we were leaving, I noticed the Children's Recreation Room. Tables, chairs but not one single toy or game in the place. Not one. A children's ward in any hospital is an emotional place to be in the first place, but no toys or games at all? Time to share! Our project at Changes for New Hope intends to go beyond just the children in our group and reach out to as many young kids as our resources will allow.
Would you like to help us make some sick kids happy? You can donate right through our website by hitting the "Donate" button at the lower right side of this page. We will be sharing photos of the "Before and After" expressions of your Compassion in Action.
Thanks Friends. (Note: Every dollar will buy toys and games, there are no 'administrative expenses')
Not to put too fine a point on it but please remember friends, we are a non-profit organization. We rely solely on the compassion of you for support and donations for the continuation of this humanitarian effort. You would be amazed at the power that just a $5 contribution makes. Can we count on your support?
"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 in e-book form. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get an inspiring book, help the children and feel great about it all at the same time. Download your copy today.
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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!