Less than three weeks to go before Santa harnesses up the reindeer, loads his sleigh and takes to the skies, which means the hard-working staff and volunteers at the Cheyenne River Youth Project® in Eagle Butte, South Dakota, also have less than three weeks to meet their goal of fulfilling the Christmas wishes of 1,500 children across the remote, 2.8-million-acre Cheyenne River Sioux reservation. More than 1,000 “Dear Santa” letters have been adopted to date, so CRYP is seeking generous donors to adopt the remaining 500.

“If we can encourage enough individuals, groups and organizations to adopt these last few hundred ‘Dear Santa’ letters, we can hit that 1,500 mark, which will be a new record for us,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “More importantly, it’ll mean that more children than ever will get to experience the joy and magic they deserve on Christmas morning.”