This gifting is from a place of respect and thanks acknowledging the challenges of living on an Indian reservation in remote Northeastern Arizona far from the economic resources of urban America. Hopi people sincerely carry on a tradition with roots going back thousands of years that is of importance to all the world and is dedicated to all peoples with Mother Earth.
Press Release/details for involvement in our
December, 2016 Hopi Holiday Project
Hopi Holiday Project Poster to share with others
Hopi Winter Gifting Jan., 2014-5 photos
Hopi Holiday Project Photo Index page to previous years.
They manage to grow corn in the high desert without irrigation–proof of their faith, endurance and ability to pray. They choose this land many centuries ago.
Please see more about our inspiration here.
This is our main gifting of the year, but we take supplies year round. We also support Hopi children in need of clothing, learning games, sports items, food.
Needed year round:
In support of ceremonies: cases of produce, bowls, dishes, tables, chairs
Donations, drive your truck to haul supplies, come provide your construction skills for repairs to homes and construction of traditional bread ovens, piki houses, etc.
Food–we focus on staple, nutritious supplies such as beans, nuts, oatmeal, produce, eggs, meat, cheese
Toiletries of all kinds especially toothbrushes and toothpaste; also: shampoo, conditioners, combs, etc
sport items such as basket balls, soccer balls, baseballs, Frisbee, kites; art (acrylic paints and brushes, crayons, colored pencils, drawing pads, color books) and school supplies, sports items, hair ties, learning games
sets of mixing bowls, covered containers, pots, pans, dish towels, bath towels and wash clothes, single and double bed sheets, blankets, aprons
kids socks, sweatshirts and pants, sweaters, shirts, etc.– all sizes
adults sweatshirts, jackets, sweat pants, etc.