Tewa Coats for KidsNovember 19, 2015
VVS is proud to partner with Board member Randy Crewse and the Tewa Holiday Project again this year.
VVS officially joined the Tewa Holiday Project in 2012. Lead by Caroline Diehl with support from students, that year VVS collected 100 new coats for students at First Mesa Elementary School.
Each year since then VVS has organized the coat drive, known as Coats for Kids, with coat trees at Sedona’s Natural Grocers and the VOC’s Webers IGA. If you’re local and would like to contribute, please visit one of the stores, take a paper coat from the tree and buy a coat for a child in need. You can return the coat to the store and Caroline will pick them up for delivery. If you aren’t local and would like to contribute, please contact Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caroline and a group of VVS students will deliver coats and food to Tewa on Friday, December 12.
The project is truly grassroots and has helped many members of the Tewa tribe. This group of indigenous peoples live on the Hopi Mesas but receive little support from the US government because they are not true Hopi, but Tewas who moved to Hopi from New Mexico during the Pueblo Revolt in the late 1600’s. Approximately 85 Tewa elders make their home on First Mesa.
Visit www.vvsaz.org/galleries for photos of this year’s food collection, coat project and delivery. Click here for photos from last year’s coat and food delivery.