Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Hopi Holiday Project Press Release

Hopi Holiday Project Press Release

The 22nd annual Hopi Holiday Project by Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects is Underway

We welcome monetary donations and gifts in support of Hopi Indian children during this winter holiday season.

This year’s project is focused on gifts and toiletries for:

++ the 100+ Hopi children in foster care and for
++ the 350 youth of the traditional village of Shungopavi.


The 2 photos below are from our fall delivery to the community center of 330 bags of school supplies for Village of Shungopavi youth.

Part of the 330 bags of school supplies delivered to the Village of Shungopavi in October, 2020
Delivery of school supplies for youth being unloaded in Shungopavi.

 


The next 4 photos below are from our 2019 Hopi Holiday Project delivery.


This Sedona and Verde Valley, Arizona non-profit volunteer group provides support year round for Hopi families and Hopi service groups to help grow sustainability in their remote villages in northeastern Arizona.  Hopis are the descendants of the ancestral peoples of northern Arizona and still maintain ceremonial connection to many sites throughout the whole region.

Hopi people appreciate the long time support of our Verde Valley community and that of people from across the U.S and Canada. 

The key Hopi gift needs identified by director Sandra Cosentino are:

Learning and skill building gifts for the Hopi Youth:

  • age appropriate learning games for K to 4th grade, 6th – 8th grades and high schoolers

  • electronic items used by high schoolers

  • good quality art supplies for the older youth such as colored pencil sets and sketchbooks; acrylic paint sets-brushes-canvases

  • pre-school skill building sets (e.g. blocks, building kits, shapes-patterns, puzzles)

  • Hopi baby and toddler gifts

  • notebook paper, drawing books


Hygiene/toiletry items for the youth:
hair brush/comb; shampoo/creme rinse; deodorant; manicure kits; hair ties/barrettes; hand lotion; towel sets. (We will supply a toothbrush and paste for every child).


Elder Gift Bags welcome.
Elders love receiving toiletry and bath towel gift sets as well as blankets and shawls and socks! You are welcome to enclose a friendly card in your bag.


If you love to shop on line, you can ship Hopi gifts directly to one of our Hopi team members–please email for details: info@crossingworlds.org
We can provide an in-kind donation receipt for new gift items you purchase.


Tax-deductible donations can be made:

  • via Paypal on our website.
  • or by Checks made out to Cornucopia with Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects in memo field and mailed to:  Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects. P.O. Box 3288, Sedona, AZ, 86340

++ Our fiscal agent is Cornucopia Community Advocates, a 501c3 Arizona non-profit corporation based in Sedona, AZ
               


We will have a Donation box and info
at 2 locations during December 2020

Sedona Artist Market
(next door to Harkins Theatre in West Sedona
2081 W. State Route 89A.
Hours:  Open 7 days a week 10-5 pm

Jay’s Bird Barn in Prescott,
1046 Willow Creek Road, Suite 105.
Hours:  Mon. – Sat., 9 am – 6 pm

Please NO stuffed animals and
NO used clothing or used items.


Please see and share our poster with list of needed gift items
Hopi Holiday Project page
Facebook page

Our volunteers and Hopi people unloading case of produce and gifts in a muddy village. Photo by Jackie Klieger.