Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Family Services

2017 Christmas Toy Drive Brought Santa to More than 1,500 Children

2017 Christmas Toy Drive Brought Santa to More than 1,500 Children

Once again, the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s small staff, dedicated band of volunteers, and wide range of generous donors brought Santa Claus to South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. And, they managed to top last year by serving an additional 200-plus children. According to Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director, this year’s Christmas Toy Drive served… Continue Reading

October Hall of Fame: Alyson Potter

October Hall of Fame: Alyson Potter

More than a decade ago, a Cheyenne River teen named Anthony Potter was a regular around CRYP’s “The Main” youth center, offering volunteer service wherever and whenever it was needed. Fast forward to 2017, and quite a bit has changed: For starters, the youth project has expanded beyond The Main and is now a 5-acre… Continue Reading

CRYP Launches 2017 Christmas Toy Drive, Serving 1,500+ Children

CRYP Launches 2017 Christmas Toy Drive, Serving 1,500+ Children

The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced the official launch of its 2017 Christmas Toy Drive. The nonprofit youth organization is seeking organizational partners and individual supporters around the country to help fulfill many hundreds of “Dear Santa” letters on South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River reservation. (Click here to learn more about how to help!)… Continue Reading

2017 School Supplies Drive Serves Hundreds

2017 School Supplies Drive Serves Hundreds

On Wednesday, August 2, CRYP hosted its annual School Supplies Drive distribution in the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center’s gymnasium. Now, just days later, the grassroots, nonprofit youth organization has already provided nearly 300 children — from Headstart through high school — with the school supplies they need to start the new school… Continue Reading

It’s Not Too Late: Help CRYP Fulfill Remaining 400+ Dear Santa Letters Before Christmas!

CRYP is reaching out to its supporters and friends this week in a final push to bring Santa Claus to more than 1,600 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. According to Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director, more than 400 “Dear Santa” letters remain to be adopted—with just five days left until… Continue Reading

Less Than Three Weeks Remain to Help CRYP Bring Santa to Cheyenne River

Less than three weeks remain before Christmas Eve and the arrival of Santa Claus on the Cheyenne River Lakota reservation. More than 1,600 children are eagerly awaiting his sleigh, hoping to receive the special gifts they shared with him in their Dear Santa letters. Bringing Christmas to hundreds of families in 20 communities across the… Continue Reading

Coming Up: Holiday Artists’ Market and “Festival of Trees” on November 20!

On Sunday, November 20, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® will open the doors to its Cokata Wiconi (“Center of Life”) teen center for a very special annual event: the Holiday Artists’ Market. For the sixth consecutive year, the nonprofit youth organization will host community artisans, craftspeople, chefs and bakers as they make their wares available… Continue Reading

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