Host a Toy Drive

Thank you for hosting a toy drive for our children in your community. Here are the tools and information you need to get started. We are deeply grateful to you for expressing your generosity and care in this way — and for showing our children they are important, precious, and so loved.

Again, Philámayeye. Thank You.

Young male-presenting person wrapping presents
for toy drive information, sample email and social media posts, a printable flyer and more!

Please send unwrapped gifts in time to arrive by December 15, 2022 to:

Cheyenne River Youth Project
702 4th Street / P.O. Box 410
Eagle Butte, SD 57625

If your shipment is delayed and won’t arrive by December 15, please contact us to discuss options.

How it Works

1. Sign Up!

Email us to let us know you’re hosting a toy drive. We’d love to give you a shout-out on social media and keep in touch if you have questions. Download our toy drive toolkit for tips and details.

2. Gather your team.

Involve your whole network — friends, neighbors, family, work colleagues, school clubs, religious communities and more! This is great activity for kids and teens looking to give back.

3. Set your goals.

How many childrens’ wish lists will your group adopt? Will some people team up on one list? Will some give single gifts or gift cards instead?

4. Adopt one or more children’s wish lists.

Visit our Winter Solstice Wish List page to adopt childrens’ wish lists. If a list is too much for someone to afford, we also welcome individual gifts and donations of wrapping supplies ordered from our Amazon Wish List.

5. Promote and make it fun!

Spread the word in person and via email and social media. You can use our social media graphic for your posts. Download a toy drive flyer to post in your community and email to friends and family. Consider throwing a party where each guest brings gifts from the wish lists, or hosting a gift-gathering day at your workplace.

6. Shop for the kids and send unwrapped gifts to CRYP.

Please make sure gifts are unwrapped and shipped in time to arrive by December 15, 2022 to Cheyenne River Youth Project, 702 4th Street / P.O. Box 410, Eagle Butte, SD 57625. If your shipment won’t arrive in time, please get in touch to discuss options.

7. Share your success!

Use social media, email, etc. to thank your participants and highlight how many kids you helped! Email us with updates and questions. We’d love to receive photos, notes and testimonials about your group’s experience!