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Dear Friend,
 

My​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Tim​ ​Hillmer​ ​and​ ​I’m​ ​a​ ​writer,​ ​educator,​ ​and​ ​father​ ​ ​who strongly​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​work​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Horizons​ ​House​ ​and​ ​the​ ​profound​ ​impact​ ​it​ ​will​ ​make​ ​on​ ​the lives​ ​of​ ​young​ ​women​ ​in​ ​India.​ ​One​ ​reason​ ​I’m​ ​involved​ ​is​ ​my​ ​belief​ ​that​ ​our​ ​actions​ ​as​ ​women and​ ​men​ ​of​ ​faith​ ​can​ ​truly​ ​change​ ​lives​ ​through​ ​what​ ​we​ ​say​ ​and​ ​what we​ ​support.​ ​In​ ​my​ ​own experience​ ​as​ ​a​ ​writer,​ ​I’ve​ ​witnessed​ ​the​ ​effect​ ​that​ ​a​ ​single​ ​article​ ​or​ ​story​ ​can​ ​have​ ​when addressing​ ​an​ ​issue​ ​of​ ​social​ ​justice​ ​and​ ​attempting​ ​to​ ​educate​ ​readers​ ​about​ ​a​ ​topic​ ​they previously​ ​knew​ ​little​ ​about.​ ​

Patricia​ ​McCormick​ ​is​ ​an​ ​author​ ​and​ ​educator​ ​I’ve​ ​long​ ​admired​ ​whose​ ​work​ ​makes​ ​a difference​ ​in​ ​our​ ​world.​ ​ An​ ​award​ ​winning​ ​writer​ ​and​ ​journalist,​ ​Patricia​ ​recently​ ​interviewed​ ​Malala​ ​Yousafzai, the​ ​youngest​ ​ever​ ​Nobel​ ​Peace​ ​Prize​ ​winner​ ​from​ ​Pakistan.​ ​The​ ​result​ ​was​ ​I​ ​AM​ ​MALALA,​ ​the true​ ​story​ ​of​ ​how​ ​one​ ​young​ ​woman​ ​took​ ​a​ ​stand​ ​against​ ​the​ ​Taliban​ ​and​ ​became​ ​an​ ​international symbol​ ​of​ ​peaceful​ ​protest.

I​ ​believe​ ​Patricia’s​ ​most​ ​powerful​ ​work,​ ​however,​ ​is​ ​her​ ​novel,​ ​SOLD,​ ​which​ ​tells​ ​the unforgettable​ ​story​ ​of​ ​Lakshmi,​ ​an​ ​extraordinary​ ​thirteen​ ​year​ ​old​ ​girl​ ​who​ ​risks​ ​everything​ ​for freedom​ ​after​ ​being​ ​trafficked​ ​from​ ​her​ ​mountain​ ​village​ ​in​ ​Nepal​ ​to​ ​a​ ​prison​ ​brothel​ ​in​ ​India.  SOLD​ ​​was recently​ ​adapted​ ​into​ ​a​ ​powerful​ ​film​ ​​produced​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Academy​ ​Award winning​ ​actress​ ​and​ ​writer, ​​Emma​ ​Thompson. ​ After​ ​listening​ ​to​ ​Patricia​ ​​describe​ ​a​ ​trip​ ​to ​India​ ​where​ ​she​ ​​interviewed​ ​first-hand​ ​​girls​ ​involved​ ​in the​ ​sex​ ​trade, ​​​I​ ​knew I had​ ​to​ ​get​ ​involved and am asking you to take action as well.  

First, I​ ​would​ ​encourage​ ​you​ ​read​ ​the​ ​book​ ​or​ ​see​ ​the movie​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​deeper​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​mission​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Horizons​ ​House. ​ Second, please join me in supporting the work that New Horizons is doing.  They are currently in the midst of their 2017 capital campaign to finish construction of a dormitory which will provide an education, housing, medical care, trauma counseling and vocational training for up to 20 girls at their residential facility in Andhra Pradesh.  You can make a difference by partnering with us. 
 

Thank you, ​

Timothy​ ​Hillmer, Louisville,​ ​Colorado
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