CRYP Needs Your Help
With a little more than two weeks to go, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is still in need of donations for its “Dress Drive” that goes to benefit the annual Passion for Fashion event to be held on March 8. CRYP is requesting donations of new and gently used formal wear in sizes from 2 and up with an emphasis on sizes 18-24. Also needed are accessories, shoes, make-up, gift card and cash donations to assist our local teen girls in getting ready for their proms and spring formals. Organizers for the event say they are expecting to serve between 150-200 girls this year.
Afterward, the girls will model their new looks at the CRYP runway fashion show. The evening will conclude with a special Passion for Fashion cake and fun activities such as karaoke. Each young lady will go home with a dress, accessories, new jewelry to compliment their dress and a gift bath set from CRYP. Participants may also include their names in drawings for prizes.
To view our Passion for Fashion video from 2013, please visit our Youtube channel at:
Please send dress, accessories, shoes and gift card donations to: P.O. Box 410 or 101 E. Lincoln St., Eagle Butte, SD 57625. Financial contributions can also be made directly on our website. Or, you can go to the top of this page and click the donate button. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates and information.
CRYP is also seeking volunteers to help with make up, hair, pedicures, manicures and to help the girls with choosing a dress. Those unable to volunteer the day of the event may come earlier in the week to help with set up in the Cokata Wicona Teen Center gym.
Founded in 1988, the Cheyenne River Youth Project is dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities, ensuring strong, self-sufficient families and communities. Today, CRYP provides a wide variety of programs and services to the community, covering nearly 3 million acres in South Dakota.
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