Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects

Hopi Holiday Project Press Release

Hopi Holiday Project Press Release

The 21st annual Hopi Holiday Project by Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects is Underway

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

A Hopi community leader making door to door delivery to elders. Photo by Sandra Cosentino

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 brothers enjoying a snack while we deliver food and gifts to their family. Photo by Jackie Klieger.

Hopi community leaders participate in this winter food and gift distribution which occurs in several villages.  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 gifts for youth and elders and monetary donations for purchase of food and supplies.  

“Our focus for the youth is on art, learning (K – High School), and sports supplies. 

Examples of learning items:

  • workbooks, flash cards
  • learning games such as scrabble, dominoes
  • coloring and activity books
  • backpacks stuffed with school supplies
  • colored pencil sets and sketchbooks

I found some Native American paper doll books and a beautiful Native American doll last year.

We invite local people to make up toiletry and bath towel gift sets for the elders and enclose a card.  The elders really love receiving these as well as blankets and shawls! 

Food items such as nuts, dried fruit, tuna, canned corned beef, dry beans, and natural peanut butter are also welcome.

If you love to shop on line, you can ship Hopi gifts directly to one of our Hopi team members–please email for details:
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 from Nov. 15 to Dec. 24, 2019:

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.

We will have a donation and information table at Sedona Artist Market:
Nov. 30, Dec. 7, and 14 from 12 – 4 pm

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.