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Cooper & Boone (cont'd)

Cooper & Boone is the story of a remarkable friendship in the midst of heartbreaking circumstances.  In the end, it reminds us how love often shows up in the strangest of places (and the furriest of faces!) to help us break down the walls of our hearts to unveil the miracle that lies beyond.  

 

The story, written by Steven Marten (a Timothy's Gift alum whose resumé includes companies like Dreamworks and Make-A-Wish Foundation), and illustrated by Sonja Wimmer (an international award-winner), is being printed as a 36-page hardcover storybook that will be available for Christmas!

 

Every sale of Cooper & Boone helps finance our mission of sharing Hope, Love and Worth, to inmates, so please consider purchasing a copy for yourself or a child in your life.  (Did we mention Christmas is coming?)

 
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Chainbreaker: The Podcast (cont'd)

To be fair, prisons are overcrowded and under-budgeted, forcing them to focus only on the most obvious needs, such as drug addiction or threats of self-harm.  But far too little is being done to open up and heal the hearts of those whose pain remains deep and undiscovered.

 

Chainbreaker is designed to help fulfill the concept of “rehabilitation” by circumventing the budgeting crisis and delivering a simple way for inmates to experience counseling… all in a low-threat, easy to access podcast, available to inmates via tablets and computers through an approved supplier.

 

The podcast itself will feature elements of the 1990’s cultural phenomenon “Adam and Drew” (who brought reluctant teenagers into a self-help discussion through casual, funny, and poignant phone-in dialogues), and an actual counseling session that inmates can listen in on, like a fly on the wall.)

 

With this voyeuristic angle, Chainbreaker gets past two sets of wallsthose of the prison itself, and those of the wounded heart, who has been trained not to show weakness – and may be quietly despairing for help.

 

We’re currently working with David Lawson, a former inmate and pastor, and several licensed counselors in the Nashville area, to craft the shows and find willing participants willing to work through their own pain for the healing benefit of others.

 

So far, interest has been extraordinary, but we need FUNDS and some VOLUNTEER SUPPORT to produce episodes.  Please be sure to follow us on Facebook for updates!