If you are trying to refer a boy to McCrossan Boys Ranch or have placement questions please use our Parent Resource Guide form. Thank you!
If you are interested in volunteering time to help provide "new hope for a better life" you may want to join our McCrossan Boys Ranch Auxiliary. The McCrossan Auxiliary meets the first Monday of the month at Noon. The group of volunteers help raise funds for Ranch projects and help put on Ranch Christmas, Halloween and other fun events for the boys. If you would like more information about joining the auxiliary contact Darla Krueger at (605) 339-1203.
Current Needs List
At this time we are no longer accepting
the following items:
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supplies for the Ranch:
Help make a difference in the life of an at-risk youth!
McCrossan Boys Ranch in Sioux Falls always strives to make the Ranch a better place to live. By doing this, the Ranch is always in need of funding. Constant maintenance of the Ranch and its programs takes money and by being a non-profit organization we rely on our generous donors to help us so we can continue providing “New Hope for a Better Life.” Please consider donating to this South Dakota non-profit that improves and enhances the lives of young boys who have experienced conflict in their lives.
There are many different ways you can donate to the Ranch. The Ranch also has several funds to pick from including:
This money is unrestricted and is transferred to the McCrossan Foundation. The Board invests the money and decides on the best uses for it. Generally, it is used for program support.
This money is for operational support only– it helps us maintain the campus and provide high quality programming at the Ranch. This is often known as the Believe. Hope. Change Campaign. It helps us meet our many needs such as – health, education, recreation, and counseling.
These donations are restricted to help grow the Ranch’s endowment – money that is invested for the future of McCrossan Boys Ranch. The money is overseen by the McCrossan Foundation Board.
This fund supports the Chaplain program at McCrossan Boys Ranch. The Ranch employs one part-time chaplain from this fund. It also helps provide funding for religious activities, movies, books and more. On occasion it is used to help with our Sunday evening worship services.
Sponsor A Child Fund
This fund is new in 2008. Its purpose is to provide support for boys who need help and are not in the system and have no funding – so no boy in need of help is turned away.
These are donations made in memory or honor of someone special. The Ranch sends cards notifying the families that a donation has been make in their memory/honor. Funds from memorials are unrestricted and are transferred to the McCrossan Foundation to be used as best determined.
The Ranch tries to fund many recreational trips for the boys each year. The boys get to go on trips to the Black Hills, Valley Fair, the Omaha Zoo, and much more. This fund also helps provide recreational supplies like sporting equipment, new board games and many other recreational items.
This fund supports our horse equine therapy and hitch programs. It helps cover livestock expenses for trips, 4H and much more.
Our Christmas fund helps make the holidays a special time at the Ranch. Money from this fund is used for holiday activities, Christmas presents, a special dinner for the boys and much more.
The McCrossan Scholarship fund helps current and ranch alumni to pursue options of higher education. This fund helps our youth to attend colleges, universities, vocational schools, and more. It can be used for tuition, books or other needed supplies for coursework.