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CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

CRYP Will Host Annual Youth & Teen Holiday Parties on Dec. 6-7

The onset of December means two things for the Cheyenne River Youth Project. For one, the annual Christmas Toy Drive is moving into the home stretch, with donors and volunteers working long hours to ensure Santa Claus will visit more than 1,500 children across the Cheyenne River reservation. It also means it’s time to plan… Continue Reading

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

CRYP Unites Donors & Volunteers to Create Real-Life Santa’s Workshop

Christmas is just six weeks away, which means the Cheyenne River Youth Project is working hard to make sure Santa Claus will bring holiday cheer to more than 1,500 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. Staff members putting together the annual Santa’s Workshop at Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) in Eagle… Continue Reading

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

The 2018 Christmas Toy Drive is Officially Under Way

For most people, October means fall decorations, carving pumpkins and planning costumes. At the Cheyenne River Youth Project, however, October means Christmas.  CRYP has officially launched its 2018 Christmas Toy Drive, which serves more than 1,500 children in 20 communities across South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Lakota Nation. The grassroots, nonprofit youth organization is… Continue Reading

Discounted Family Services Memberships in October; Don’t Forget Your “Dear Santa” Letters!

Discounted Family Services Memberships in October; Don’t Forget Your “Dear Santa” Letters!

Throughout the month of October, Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation residents who renew their Family Services membership with CRYP will receive a $5 discount off the annual membership fee. Those who renew before the end of the month will pay $25 per household instead of $30. In addition, when each family turns in its application and… Continue Reading

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

CRYP Will Host Christmas Parties for Youth on Dec. 7-8

CRYP Will Host Christmas Parties for Youth on Dec. 7-8

This week, the Cheyenne River Youth Project will host its annual Christmas parties at The Main youth center and the Cokata Wiconi (Center of Life) teen center in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Children ages 4 to 12 are welcome to attend festivities at The Main from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, and… Continue Reading

Enter to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt, and Support our Toy Drive!

Enter to Win a Handmade Lakota Star Quilt, and Support our Toy Drive!

Each year, to celebrate the spirit of the season and raise funds to support its massive Christmas Toy Drive, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® hosts a Winter Star Quilt Raffle. This week, the nonprofit youth organization announced that tickets are are on sale for the 2017 raffle, which runs through the end of the day… 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

Together, We Brought Santa Claus to More Than 1,300 Children

Together, We Brought Santa Claus to More Than 1,300 Children

It takes more than a Christmas blizzard to stop the Cheyenne River Youth Project®. Despite subzero temperatures, howling winter winds and mountainous snow drifts, the nonprofit youth organization still managed to bring Santa Claus to more than 1,300 excited children across South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Lakota reservation this year. As always, volunteers from around the… Continue Reading

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