November 3rd, 2012

Christmas Giving ~ We are accepting donations for Christmas.  You can donate by going to our Adopt an Elder page and using the PayPal link at the bottom of the page.  You can designate your donation to be used for Adopt an Elder, Hopi Special Needs, Hopi Head Start, the Hopi Mobile Library or Family Fun Night.  Please make a note under “Special instructions to recipient,” and remember, all funds donated go directly to the Hopi and specifically where you have designated.  RestoringTouch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID is available upon request and a receipt will be sent for your donation.  Paypal will automatically generate a receipt for your donation.  Thank you!

Family Fun Night ~ We’ll be taking a trip to Hopi the middle of January to be with all of our friends. We will also be preparing for a larger, all-tribe event called Family Fun Night the week of July 4.  If you would like to see more pictures of our events go to our About Restoration page.




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June 6th, 2012


A BRIEF ITINERARY ~ Monday, July 2 through Saturday, July 7, 2012

MONDAY ~ Drive from Riverside, CA and arrive at the Hopi Cultural Center in the evening.

TUESDAY ~ Team cultural training and a visit to one of the traditional villages.  Then from 2:00 – 5:00 pm we will join the Hopi Mobile Library at Spider Mound (near Jedito).  Flier above

WEDNESDAY ~ Visit our friends, distribute food certificates to many elderly, etc.

THURSDAY ~ Evening event in Shungopavi on Second Mesa from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

FRIDAY ~ Participate in a traditional Hopi corn roast. Village event and dinner in Sichomovi on First Mesa.  Flier above.

SATURDAY ~ After enjoying the roasted corn, we will  depart for Riverside about 10:30 am.

Amazon Kindles for Hopi ~ Not only will we give away lots of food coupons for our elderly purchased at the Kykotsmovi Store, but we are also providing several 3G and Fire Amazon Kindles (eReaders) for the Hopi Summer Reading Program.

Donate ~ If you would like to donate towards any part of our work go to Adopt an Elder page PayPal link (  Please make a note to us if you want your donation to go elsewhere than Adopt an Elder.

A deep & sincere thank you to those who have donated of their resources! It promises to be a very exciting time.

Dinah and the Hopi Mobile Library (with Jack & Jane)

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May 10th, 2012

It is with deep sadness to announce that our dear friend, Anna Montoya, passed on Thursday morning, May 10, 2012.

Anna’s home is the Corn Clan house in Mishongnovi.  She was an extremely generous and hospitable person and her home was always open.

She loved her family dearly!  We will all miss her.

Jack & Jane

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October 13th, 2011

We’ll be on Hopi November 7-11 to visit many of our elderly friends in the traditional villages on all three Mesas. We will also set up something with the Kykotsmovi store to provide needy elders with a turkey for Thanksgiving Day.

All this is made possible through your generous gifts to our “Adopt an Elder” program. Thank you!   Please check back after our visit for an update.


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Hopi Special Needs

September 24th, 2010

On Tuesday, September 12 Restoration took part in the Hopi Tribe Special Needs Annual Event.  They had a record crowd of over 1,000 people in attendance.  The purpose of this event was to continue to bring awareness and understanding of how to incorporate people with special needs and disabilities into everyday life.  Eva Sekayumptewa and her staff at the Hopi Office of Special Needs did an incredible job coordinating various groups from different tribes.  Everyone made this a very successful day!

Restoration provided 1,400 T-shirts, many donated by C28, on which the tribe printed the event logo and information.  As well, we distributed lots of candy and performed two magic shows.

We will take part in providing toys and other items for the Hopi Special Needs Christmas.  Contact us if you want to help us in providing the toys.

During the remainder of our trip, Wednesday and Thursday, we visited many friends in traditional villages on all three Mesas.  Through our “Adopt an Elder” program we were able to distribute to elderly $600 worth of $25 and $50 food certificates redeemable through the Kykotsmovi Store.  Visit our Adopt an Elder page for more information.

A special thanks to all who gave of their finances and their time to go!

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