Cheyenne River Youth Project

Category Archives: Fundraisers

PLEASE HELP: 300+ “Dear Santa” Letters Remain to be Adopted

Christmas is a little more than two weeks away, which means the clock is winding down for Cheyenne River Youth Project® staff and volunteers as they prepare to bring Santa Claus to 1,500 children across South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre reservation. More than 300 “Dear Santa” letters remain to be adopted — but it’s not too… Continue Reading

“Home: Cheyenne River Lakota Nation” is Now Available

Four years ago, a Colorado-based creative team embarked on a fine-art photography project designed to celebrate life on north-central South Dakota’s remote Cheyenne River reservation, home to four bands of the Lakota nation. Richard and Heather Steinberger, a photographer-writer team from Bailey, Colorado, joined forces with Evergreen, Colorado-based photographer Matt Normann to develop a coffee… Continue Reading

It’s #GivingTuesday: Support Our Christmas Toy Drive Today!

Today is December 1, and that means just five days until Chanukah, 24 days until the Christmas holiday, and 30 days until the end of the year. This particular Tuesday also is #GivingTuesday. Today, individuals, students, families, businesses, community organizations and charities around the world will come together for one common purpose: to to give… Continue Reading

CRYP Prepares for Annual Holiday Parties, Seeks Donors for 400+ “Dear Santa” Letters

The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, which means the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has just one month left to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. More than 1,000 letters have already been adopted by generous supporters, yet more remains to be done. “We still have… Continue Reading

Nearly 200 Riders Complete 2015 RASDak Ride, Raise Almost $18K for CRYP

This month, nearly 200 people from 29 U.S. states and Canada rode their bicycles 480 miles across South Dakota, from the Black Hills to the state’s eastern glacial lakes. The 198 riders, ranging from 8 to 78 years old, were taking part in the weeklong Ride Across South Dakota, an annual event that supports charitable… Continue Reading

RedCan Graffiti Jam Will Feature Artists from Across U.S., Plus Skateboard Exhibition

It’s almost here. Indian country’s first-ever graffiti jam is just three weeks away, and it’s built incredible momentum. The Cheyenne River Youth Project® staff reports that acclaimed artists, valued supporters and friends will converge on Eagle Butte, South Dakota, from around the world. The revolutionary arts event, titled RedCan, is scheduled for July 8-9 in… Continue Reading

CRYP Will Host Annual RASDak Bicycle Riders on June 9-10

In less than a week, nearly 200 riders and a volunteer support crew from 29 states and Canada will depart the Black Hills on a seven-day tour that will end in eastern South Dakota’s Glacial Lakes. The riders and crew are part of the annual Ride Across South Dakota, a not-for-profit event that supports charitable… Continue Reading

6th Annual “Sweet Tooth for Youth” Fundraiser for CRYP Starts May 10, and You Can Help — Just Buy a Blizzard!

Once again, the local Dairy Queen in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, is planning to its popular “Sweet Tooth for Youth” fundraising event to benefit the Cheyenne River Youth Project®. From Sunday, May 10 to Saturday, May 16, $1 of every malt, shake, Blizzard and Orange Julius purchase will be donated to CRYP. The dual goals… Continue Reading

April Partner of the Month: FriendSwap

Over the years, fundraisers for the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, have taken many forms. One such fundraiser stands out. For 13 years, FriendSwap in Washington, D.C., has played match-maker for hundreds upon hundreds of young professionals — and donated the proceeds to the 26-year-old youth project. This spring, 735 single… Continue Reading



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P.O. Box 410

Eagle Butte, SD 57625

Phone: 1-605-964-8200

Fax: 1-605-964-8201


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