Thrift Store

Thrift Store

Providing Resources to Start Over

Leaving an abusive situation to start over from scratch can be daunting to say the least. Providing for your family on an income far below the poverty line is impossible.

Thanks to CRIO’s Bear Necessities Thrift Store, families and children in need can have one less worry!

Thrift Store Background

Created primarily as a resource for families and children served directly by CRIO’s programs, the Bear Necessities Thrift Store also provides clothing, household items, personal care items and toys to the general public at a nominal cost. There is no charge to clients.

Bear Necessities is proud to serve approximately 4,389 Lakota people each year.

Immediate Needs

New and gently used items are welcome and appreciated! Remember, anything you can use in your house, families in need can also use.

Urgent Needs

  • clothing (all sizes)
  • socks/underwear (all sizes)
  • shoes (all sizes)
  • winter wear; coats, snow pants; boots, hats, gloves (all sizes)
  • household items
  • bath towels
  • bed linens

Constant Needs

  • Kleenex
  • Shampoo
  • Hand Soap
  • Body wash
  • Bath towels and wash clothes
  • Deodorant
  • Twin sized bedding
  • Disposable diapers and baby wipes
  • Pillows
  • Gift cards (Walmart, VISA, Family Dollar)
  • First Aid and Medical supplies
  • Arts & crafts supplies
  • Combs and brushes
  • Adult and children’s clothing (all sizes)

Please include your name and address in each package so we can properly thank you.

Our mailing address is:
Cheyenne River Indian Outreach
121 Landmark Ave
PO Box 969
Eagle Butte, SD 57625-0969