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Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

Volunteer Spotlight: SWAMP-IN

My name is Debbie Wills, I am 55, and I reside in St. Peters, Missouri, which is about 20 miles northwest of St. Louis. My volunteer service group, SWAMP-IN (Saints With A Mission Purpose-Indian Nations), was founded in 2003 with the purpose of working alongside native people—in their own communities, and under their direction. It’s… Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

Santa Claus Comes to a Record 1,700-Plus Children in This Year’s Christmas Toy Drive

It’s official: The Cheyenne River Youth Project served a record number of children in its 29th annual Christmas Toy Drive. The nonprofit, grassroots organization also has released touching photographs from this year’s drive. CRYP brought Santa Claus to more than 1,700 children across 20 reservation communities in 2018, a herculean task that was made possible… Continue Reading

Augustana University Nursing Students Volunteered with CRYP in January

Augustana University Nursing Students Volunteered with CRYP in January

From Jan. 8 to 22, two senior-level nursing students from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, volunteered on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation as part of their immersion experience in a “Leadership in Nursing” course. Their hours were split between the Indian Health Services hospital and the nonprofit Cheyenne River Youth Project. “Hannah Anderson… Continue Reading

2015 College Night Series Begins Tuesday, March 3 with the University of South Dakota

On Tuesday, March 3, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® officially kicks off its annual springtime College Night Series, which allows visiting “Alternative Spring Break” volunteer groups from schools around the country to help educate local teens about applying for and attending college. Now in its ninth year, the College Night Series will gear up next… Continue Reading

2014 Christmas Toy Drive Serves 1,350 Children in 20 Communities

In partnership with a broad range of individuals, schools, businesses and nonprofit organizations, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® was once again able to bring Santa Claus to South Dakota’s 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation during the 2014 holiday season. (Check out our video here!) Thanks to the overwhelming support of these invaluable partners, not to… Continue Reading

300 “Dear Santa” Letters Remain to be Adopted!

Christmas is a little more than two weeks away, which means CRYP staff and volunteers are in the home stretch for the 2014 Christmas Toy Drive. It’s not too late to help: The 26-year-old, not-for-profit youth organization is reporting that approximately 300 “Dear Santa” letters remain to be adopted so it can meet its goal… Continue Reading




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