Help us bring Christmas to Cheyenne River
Real Christmas miracles can happen, bringing hope to those who need it most, particularly children. Look no farther than the remote Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in north-central South Dakota. While Christmas should be a glorious holiday for children everywhere, families here simply cannot stretch their budgets to cover holiday gifts. This is one of the poorest regions in the United States, with an unemployment rate hovering around 75 percent, and roughly 60 percent of households with children under the age of 18 falling below the poverty level.
That means far too many deserving children likely would have no Christmas at all, on a day that should be full of such shining promise — if it weren’t for the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte. Last year, this grassroots, not-for-profit youth organization made sure that 1,200 children in 19 reservation communities received personalized gifts from their “Dear Santa” letters, as well as much-needed winter clothing. This year, it hopes to serve 1,500. We invite all of our friends to join us in bringing Christmas to Cheyenne River. To learn more, call the CRYP headquarters at (605) 964-8200 or click here.
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Volunteer at CRYP on your own or with your school, church, or service group!