Monthly Archives: December 2012

Last Chance to Support the 2012 Christmas Toy Drive, Serving More than 1,200 Children

There’s Still Time to Help! Join a Nationwide Movement That Has Included Fully Loaded Christmas Trucks from Communities in Virginia, Missouri and Colorado

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (December 17, 2012) — With just a week to go until Christmas, preparations have kicked into high gear at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. Staff and volunteers at the nearly 25-year-old not-for-profit youth organization are working for 12 hours or more each day on this year’s Christmas Toy Drive, making sure that approximately 1,200 children in communities across the remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation will have a holiday to remember.

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Coloradans Brings Christmas to Hundreds of Children on South Dakota’s Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation

Schools, Organizations, Businesses and Families Come Together to Fulfill Hundreds of “Dear Santa” Letters in the Cheyenne River Youth Project’s Annual Christmas Toy Drive

The American actress and singer-songwriter Dale Evans perhaps said it best when she noted, “Christmas, my child, is love in action.” And nowhere else is that more true than in Colorado, where schools, businesses, community organizations, families and individuals all along the Front Range have come together to take part in the Cheyenne River Youth Project®’s Christmas Toy Drive, which serves more than 1,200 children on South Dakota’s remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.

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CRYP Hosts Main University Graduation on Saturday, December 1

EAGLE BUTTE, SD (December 10, 2012) — On Saturday, December 1, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, hosted a special graduation ceremony for its fall Main University program. The 4 p.m. ceremony took place in the activity room at The Main Youth Center, and the young graduates were encouraged to bring their families.

Main University is one of the CRYP’s most popular and enduring programs. Recipient of a “Champion for Children” award from the South Dakota Coalition for Children, Main University is designed for 4- to 12-year-olds who attend CRYP’s “The Main” youth center. Former long-term volunteer Tracie Farrell founded the program in 2002.

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