Christmas is a time to be with friends and family and enjoy a good meal, but not everyone can do that. For the last 22 years, Navajo silversmith Lyndon Tsosie has raised money to buy boxes of food and personally deliver them to hungry families on the Navajo and Zuni Reservations.
Delivering these boxes requires an enormous amount of driving, often on unpaved roads. Lyndon and his family and friends do this on Dec 23 and 24, so that the families they visit will be able to enjoy both an abundant, healthy meal, and also a visit from a friendly face. Last year, some Navajo beauty queens and models, including Princess Sapphire, Sweetheart Malaysia, Baby Brooklyn and Sea Persinger, joined the team, and they will be on hand again this year to help lift the hearts of some deserving Navajo elders.
Want to help spread some of this Christmas cheer? Then purchase a Native Food Drive raffle ticket. $35 gets you a chance to win one of at least 15 different prizes, donated by Native artists and local businesses. Grand prizes is a sterling silver concho belt made by Lyndon himself, stamped with a classic Harvey Company thunderbird design.
Call or email us here at Wright’s to purchase a ticket, or two or three or more. The drawing will be in the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, here at the gallery, and will be broadcast live on Wright’s Facebook page. Credit cards and PayPal accepted.