Wačhípí kta Iglúwiŋyeyapi
Passion for Fashion
or send an in-kind gift!
CRYP’s long-running Passion for Fashion program is designed to help Cheyenne River’s teens prepare for the prom — while also developing positive self-esteem, building and strengthening their relationships, and celebrating who they are as Lakota people. The program’s Lakota name is Wačhípí kta Iglúwiŋyeyapi, which means “Youth Get Ready for the Dance.”
CRYP’s staff, donors, and volunteers are committed to giving our community’s young women and two-spirit youth the prom experiences that all American high-schoolers should be able to enjoy. But at its heart, Wačhípí kta Iglúwiŋyeyapi is about so much more than that. It’s about providing meaningful opportunities to learn from Lakota leaders and culture bearers, bond with family members and friends, and build new relationships. And, this inclusive event is about personal empowerment through positive body image, improved self-confidence, and deep connection with Lakota culture.
During the winter months, friends from all over the United States send new and gently used dresses and other formalwear, shoes, jewelry, hair accessories, makeup and bath sets to the CRYP campus for Wačhípí kta Iglúwiŋyeyapi in March. They also contribute funds and gift cards.
You can help!
We’re grateful for cash gifts or in-kind donations of:
- New and gently used dresses and formalwear
- Jewelry, shoes and accessories
- New makeup, bath and grooming products
- Gift cards
Please send in-kind donations to CRYP by March 31 to:
702 4th Street / P.O. Box 410
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
If you’d like to receive a receipt for tax purposes, please complete our in-kind donation form.