Philanthropic Match-Making Party Celebrated its 10th Anniversary this March
Over the years, fundraisers for the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, have taken many forms. On the local level, our staff and volunteers have baked sweet treats, learned to prepare frybread for Indian tacos, hosted sporting events and fancy dinners, delivered Gorilla Grams and even danced in the streets. On the national level, the not-for-profit organization conducts fundraising through carefully coordinated e-mail, snail mail and social media efforts; meanwhile, its partners around the country host benefit events in their home communities.
One such fundraiser stands out. For 10 years, FriendSwap in Washington, D.C. has played match-maker for hundreds upon hundreds of young professionals — and donated the proceeds to the 24-year-old youth project. This spring, 600 people attended the 10th anniversary FriendSwap party and raised $8,500 to support CRYP’s youth programming and services.