November 16th, 2013
We are planning a special visit to our friends on Hopi on Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 13.
We’ll be bringing lots of new blankets and toys. We’ll also purchase food certificates from the Kykotsmovi store for the elderly. There’s a real need for coal and propane during these months and we’ll be assisting many with that as well.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and you can help us by donating a tax-deductible gift through Paypal. Go to our Adopt an Elder page and you’ll see our donation button at the bottom of the page.
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July 13th, 2013
Activities during our time on Hopi July 1 – 6 included visiting friends in many of the traditional villages, the (free) Family Fun Night on July 4th (carnival, balloon animals, face painting, hair cuts, sno cones and Bingo, magic show for the kids, etc.) and just being a blessing to people where ever we went! One of the team members brought a telescope and we viewed the awesome Hopi night sky with Craig & Molly!
We then journeyed to the Pueblo of Zuni in NM. We love our Zuni friends!
To everyone who made this possible, thank you (Kwakw’ha) for being a blessing to the Hopi People.
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February 6th, 2013
Snow on Old Oraibi, the oldest, continuously inhabited village in North America.
ADOPT AN ELDER – Thank you to everyone who assisted us in blessing many traditional Hopi elders and families during the month of January! We were able to disperse about thirty $50 food certificates totaling about $1,500. As well, we distributed many very warm blankets, clothing, etc. and beautiful quilts hand-made and donated by ladies from Magnolia Baptist Church in Riverside, CA.
Here are only a few of the many elders we were able to assist during that cold week on Hopi…
The photo above is Lorenda, one of the ladies blessed with a blanket, a quilt and a food certificate. Lorenda lives in the village of Sichomovi on First Mesa. Her brother, Van, was a very traditional Healer and recently passed on. When she saw us she began to weep and ask for prayer!
The photo below is of our old friend, Harlan, who was, at one time, the Chief of Walpi, a very traditional Village on First Mesa. It seems we got to his home just in time. He desperately needed wood chopped and a fire built in his home. As well, we blessed him with food, warm blankets and a little something to keep him going.
The photo below is of Philip Honanie (and the team), also a recipient of a blanket, quilt, food and other necessities. Philip has suffered a couple of strokes which severely affected his mobility and speech. However, over the last few years we have seen significant improvement. One thing he has not lost is his sense of humor! Philip and his wife, Hilda (passed on several years ago) were traditional leaders in the village of Shungopavi and ran a very popular store called Hilda’s Emporium, the home of THE best burgers!
Again, many were very blessed with your generous gifts! Thank you for partnering with us!
If you would like to donate on a regular basis to a particular elder you may do so through our Paypal link. Everything you donate goes directly to our Adopt an Elder program. Contact us and let us know and we will assist you in that process.
Jack Lankhorst, RestoringTouch
FAMILY FUN NIGHT – We are preparing for our Family Fun Night on Thursday, July 4 (photo in previous post). We appreciate any donation, marked “Family Fun Night,” large or small. We will again work with the Kykotsmovi Store in raising funds during the event for the Hopi Cancer Patients.
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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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July 14th, 2012
Below is an overview of some of things we did the week of July 2-7…
Tuesday Event ~ Spider Mound with the Hopi Mobile Library (games, prizes, story, magic show, gifts, etc.).
Thursday Event ~ Shungopavi Village with the village youth, Head Start and the Hopi Mobile Library (games, prizes, story, magic show, gifts, etc.).
Friday Event ~ Sichomovi Village with the Hopi Mobile Library (games, prizes, story, magic show, gifts, etc.). We had an incredible dinner in Ponse Hall with people from the village!
- Visited many friends on all three Mesas.
- Distributed over $1,200 worth of $50 food certificates (K-Town store) to elderly & those needing help.
- Gave toys and a financial gift to Hopi Special Needs for their upcoming event.
- Gave two Amazon Kindle Readers to the Hopi Mobile Library for prizes for the Summer Reading Program. As well, we gave one Kindle to the Shungopavi Community Building and two Kindles to village leaders.
- Donated beautiful quilts made by friends in Riverside, CA.
- Experienced a traditional corn roast.
- And much, MUCH more!
A very special thanks to Dinah Pongyesva, Maya David, the village of Shungopavi Administration and many others who made our visit very special. (We love you Molly & Craig) We also want to thank everyone who gave and joined us for a very special time with our Hopi friends. We are definitely looking forward to our next visit soon.
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