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Nonprofit provides supplies to students on Cheyenne River rez

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Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

EAGLE BUTTE (AP) — A nonprofit group has provided school supplies to more than 500 children on South Dakota's Cheyenne River Reservation.

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The supplies given by the organization Cheyenne River Youth Project include backpacks, compasses, calculators and mechanical pencils.

The organization says many of the donations came from the group Running Strong for American Indian Youth, which is based in Alexandria, Virginia, and numerous individual donors

Families on the reservation give $30 to the Youth Project organization every year, which allows them to participate in annual distributions including school supplies, winter clothing, a Christmas toy drive, household supplies and baby items.

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