Sedona AZ (December 19, 2020) – Hopi youth support is the focus of Crossing Worlds Hopi Projects’ 22nd annual Hopi Holiday Project. “We welcome monetary donations to help us purchase learning enhancement gifts and hygiene supplies for the 350 youth in the village of Shungopavi and for the 100 plus children in foster care”, says director Sandra Cosentino. “The youth are doing at-home learning in their remote villages in northeastern Arizona and these items would be very helpful.”
Hopi people have maintained contact with numerous Verde Valley ancestral and prayer shrine sites since their exodus six hundred years ago. “Traditional Hopi people believe these sites are still alive with the presence of their ancestors–and today’s Hopi conduct annual pilgrimages here to make prayer offerings for the continuance of life,” Cosentino says.
Gifts for the youth or toiletry sets for elders may be dropped off at Sedona Artists Market during December and January for this project at 2081 West SR 89A between 10 am and 5 pm. The non-profit requests that no used clothing, no stuffed animals nor food items be left in the donation box. For more information and to make an on-line donation, please see: https://www.