The Pine Ridge and Cheyenne River Reservations in South Dakota are part of a larger territory established for the Lakota in 1868 by the United States government and later parceled out to non-Native homesteaders and broken up into smaller tribal reservations. Today, Pine Ridge Reservation is home to about 40,000 Native Americans and Cheyenne Reservation about 20,000. According to the US Census Bureau, the reservations lie within the poorest counties in the United States.

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PANTRY ITEMS ARE: Flour, sugar, salt, pancake mix, bread mix, spices, peanut butter, jelly, milk (dried/canned), potatoes, rice, eggs (dried), etc... Please send new and/or clean (like new) clothing. No stains, rips, tattered fabric, worn out shoe soles. *NO WEAPONS*

The ONE SPIRIT Okini list is maintained by an international network of volunteers who are in direct personal contact with the people of Pine Ridge. Okini is a Lakota word meaning "to share material things".

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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers. Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. To provide financial support for programs provided by the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website -- https://www.onespiritlakota.org/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

PAYPAL VOUCHER PROGRAM

A twenty-dollar cash donation can help Lakota food box recipients purchase a variety of household supplies that many desperately need. In March, One Spirit will give each food box recipient the $20 voucher to use at Buche Supermarket. The owner has given OS a great price on the items.The voucher can only be used on the selected items that are placed on a shelf in the store.

The items are dish soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bodywash, deodorant, comb, toothbrush,and women's sanitary supplies and can be mixed and matched depending on individual's needs. The voucher can not be used for anything else in the store.

Please help us supply the Lakota with some of the most requested items on the Okini List, by clicking on the paypal button.

If you are interested in sending a donation to families listed below, please contact us! Select a family from the list (click your choice) and let us know what you would like to do.

If you submit a donation and do not receive an email with instructions on sending and the recipient's full address within 24 hours, please contact the list manager at cbuchta@nativeprogress.org.

No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 6/2/2020 Family
JACKIE
Mobile
F 44 Urgent need of food items...canned meats/vegetables/fruits, rice, dried beans, flour, shortening, pasta & sauce, shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, dish soup, household cleaning supplies. This young mom does bead work to help support herself and her daughter. With corona virus spreading on the reservation, she has not been able to sell her work. She is facing a rather tough decision of having to find work off of the reservation and the potential risks involved to support her child. Please help if you can. Anything will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!
2 6/1/2020 Family
PAULINE
Mobile
Pantry food. Grandmother needs urgent help with pantry food. This trailer is busting at the seams with adults and 6 children. They urgently need food, please help them.
3 6/1/2020 Family
COLETTE
Mobile
F 54 Urgent need of Depends size L (she is completely out), cleaning supplies (Clorox, hand soap), laundry detergent Mother/grandmother reaching out for help with some basic necessities. She has no source of income due to medical conditions that hinder her from working. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Depends size L
4 6/1/2020 Family
PHILOMENA
Mobile
F Pantry Food. Bottled water. This single mum/grandmother is bringing up her son and grandchildren. She really needs some help with pantry food, she is struggling to feed the children. This family have no running water, so some bottled water would be really helpful.
5 6/3/2020 Family
RAPHEALA
Mobile
F 49 Cleaning supplies, tissues, Toilet paper, laundry & dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, deodorant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, trash bags, paper towels, maxi pads, mac and cheese, coffee, pantry items, canned goods, snacks, flour, dried milk This single mother is raising her 6 children without any income. She has no transportation and hasn't been able to buy any food or non food necessities in two months. There hasn't been enough food for everyone. She tries to provide for her children but the pandemic and lockdown have made their life even more difficult. Any help you can offer will be gratefully accepted. Thank you. Women’s size 10 sandals, 5# bread flour, 2# flour, 4# sugar, baking powder, 24 oz. steel cut oats, 1# dried yellow peas, Parmesan cheese, chapstick, neosporin, 2 kitchen towels
6 5/29/2020 Family
SUZANNA
Mobile
F Clothes and shoes for her grandsons. This grandmother is already raising grandchildren, she now has another 3 grandsons to raise. These 3 children arrived with just the clothes they are standing in. A social worker phoned us and asked if we could help with clothes and shoes for the boys. This lady will be very grateful for any help.
7 5/29/2020 Grandson M 17 Clothes and high tops. A social worker phoned and asked us to help get some clothes for these 3 young lads. This young lad has had to move in with his grandmother, he only has the clothes he is standing in. Please help with clothes and high tops. Pants; 32 x 34 Shirts; Ex Large. Shoes; 9.5 Socks; 8 to 12. Underwear; Large.
8 5/29/2020 Grandson M 14 Clothes and high tops. Please help this grandmother, she already has grandchildren living with her and now she has had to take in another 3 boys. A social worker phoned us asking for help for these 3 lads. They only have the clothes they are standing in. pants; 32 x 34. Shirts; Large mens. Shoes; 9. Socks. 8 to 12. Underwear; Large mens.
9 5/29/2020 Grandson M 12 Clothes and high tops. This young lad has had to move to live with his grandmother. He only has the clothes he is standing in. A social worker phoned us for help to get these 3 young boys some clothes. Please help. Pants; 12/14 years. Shirts; Medium adult.. Shoes; 6.5 Socks; 6 Underwear; Small adult.
10 5/28/2020 Family
MARINA
Mobile
F 55 Urgent need for pantry food, snacks, cleaning supplies, clothing This grandmother is blind and can no longer work. She is helping to raise her many grandchildren and could really use help with food since the kids are home all day instead of at school now Sweatpants size 2X, t-shirts size 2X, sneakers size 11 1/2
11 5/28/2020 Grandson M 1 Urgent need of diapers and clothes Has cerebral palsey, urgent need of diapers Diapers size 7, clothing size 2T
12 5/28/2020 Grandson M 17 clothing and shoes His shoes are so bad that his toes are starting to stick out the front of them. He is very tall so he needs XL tall sized pants Shirts mens size XL, Pants mens size XL Tall, Shoe size 14
13 5/27/2020 Family
CYNTHIA
Mobile
F 52 Hygiene articles, body wash, deordorant, cleaning supplies, mens high socks and boxers. A grandmother called up and asked if someone could help her with hygiene articles and mens high socks and boxers for her husband. She is always very grateful for whatever is sent. Boxers size 40 Socks size 9 - 11
14 5/28/2020 Family
FAITH
Mobile
F Clothing, toilet paper, pantry food, personal hygiene items First time on Okini, she urgently needs help with the basics! Women's size 14 pants, shirts size L, sneakers size 8 1/2, sox ize 8.5, 6 pair ankle socks, 24 oz. steel cut oats, 1# dried yellow peas, canned tomato, 2 bisquick biscuit pkg., 1# fettuccine, 2 toothbrushes, 2 washcloths, vitamins
15 5/28/2020 Husband M Clothing First time reaching out to us, he hasn't been able to work in a long time and really could use some new clothes! Mens jeans size 34X34, Walking shoes size 11 1/2, black sox leather loafers size 11.5
16 5/28/2020 Family
HEATHER
Mobile
F 37 Diapers, wipes, receiving blankets, baby clothes, bottles, bottle brush, socks, towels, wash cloths, bibs, baby shampoo & body soap, lotion, q-tips, maxi pads, baby swing, baby carrier/car seat This single mother just discovered she is pregnant and expecting a little girl in about 6 weeks. Her five other children are older and she has nothing for her new daughter. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you. clothes size-newborn, 3, 6 months diapers size-newborn and larger diapers and wipes
17 2/16/2018 Son M 6 underwear underwear size 6 underwear
18 2/16/2018 Son M 5 underwear underwear size 5 underwear
19 2/16/2018 Son M 7 underwear underwear size 12-14 underwear
20 5/30/2020 Family
TASHA
Mobile
F 38 Shirts, pants, underwear, shoes, sandals, socks, sport bras, snacks, laundry and dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, shampoo, conditioner, hand soap, lotion This generous, single parent is raising her two children and has taken in her niece and nephew after their guardian passed away. She is doing the best she can but she's unable to work during the pandemic. Any help you can give this family is greatly appreciated. shirts size-XL Pants size-38 underwear size-8 shoes size-8 sport bras size-42 8 lb spaghetti, 24 granola bars, 32 fruit & grain bars, 24 oz animal crackers, 8 lb pinto beans, 2 - 48 oz applesauce, 8 lb oatmeal, 2 - 12 oz honey 141 oz laundry soap, 2 gal vinegar, 56 oz dishsoap, 18 mega rolls tp, 10 cans pasta sauce 15 boxes mac & cheese, 12 cups maderin oranges, 3 tropical fruit cans, 3 cans sliced pineapple, 12 cans corn, 6 cans green beans, 8 can tuna, 12 jiffy corn bread, 4 canned chicken, 4 canned chili, 3 sardines, 6 cans diced tomatoes, 1 can crushed pineapple, 3 cans spam like lunchmeat Clothes & shoes
21 5/30/2020 Nephew M 11 Summer clothes, socks, underwear, shoes, hoodie shirts & pants size-9/10 (boys)
22 5/24/2020 Son M 10 Shoes, sandals, cut-offs, t-shirts, underwear, socks, hoodie This 10 year old boy is entering 5th grade in the fall. He is in need of summer clothing and shoes that fit him. Any help is appreciated. shoes size-7.5 (Mens) cut-offs size-34 t-shirts size-XL underwear size-L hoodie size-XL
23 5/24/2020 Daughter F 14 Shoes, sandals, shorts, underwear, tops, socks, sport bras This girl was supposed to graduate from 8th grade this year. She will be entering high school in the fall. She could really use some summer clothes and shoes that fit. shoes size-7.5 (womens) underwear size-7 shorts size-16 (womans) tops size-XL sport bras size-38
24 5/30/2020 Family
ARLENE
Mobile
F 65 Summer clothes, shoes/sandals for her grandchildren This elder is reaching out for help for clothes and shoes for her grandchildren. She is not asking for anything for herself. She does receive a small monthly SSI check but that doesn't cover much. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
25 5/30/2020 Grandson M 21 In need of jeans/shorts, t-shirts, socks, underwear (boxers) and tennis shoes. Hasn't had any new/newer clothing in a long time. Grandmother raising 8 grandchildren. Has no source of income and only getting food stamps at this time. Jeans size 30x31, t-shirt L men's, shoes 10 (tennis shoes) boxers 30 waist slip on sneakers size 10 1 baseball -style hat All Mens size Large: 4 white t-shirts 1 black t-shirt 1 gray t-shirt 1 gray/camo t-shirt 1 midweight black jacket
26 5/30/2020 Grandson M 16 This young man has had a growth spurt and at 6'2" his pants no longer fit. He's in need of jeans/shorts, underwear (boxers), t-shirts, socks and tennis shoes. Grandmother raising 8 grandchildren. No source of income and is only getting food stamps. pants 31x33, tops L ym's, shoes 11 (tennis shoes) boxers 31 waist sneakers size 12
27 5/30/2020 Grandson M 13 Young man in need of jeans, t-shirts, underwear (boxers), socks and tennis shoes. Grandmother raising 8 grandchildren. No source of income and only getting food stamps. pants 30x30, shirt size 18 boys, shoes 8 big boys (low tops) sneakers size 8.5
28 5/30/2020 Granddaughter F 5 This little one is in need of summer clothes, underwear and shoes. Has outgrown her 3T's. Grandmother raising 8 grandchildren. Only getting food stamps and has no source of income. Clothing size 5T, shoes 10c sneakers size 11
29 5/23/2020 Granddaughter F 10 This young lady is in need of shorts, t-shirts, underwear and shoes. She's outgrown everything. Would love some sandals for summer. Grandmother is raising 8 grandchildren with no source of income and only getting food stamps. GIRLS SIZES: pants 10-12, tops 10-12, shoes 1.5 girls (sandals)
30 5/24/2020 Family
AHLISHA
Mobile
F 23 Clothing for sons and hygiene articles A young mother is busy raising her two sons alone. They have no running water in their home but she is thankful she has a roof over her head.
31 5/25/2020 Son M 1 T shirts, shorts, socks, sandals AND PAMPERS SIZE 5, hygiene articles He is growing bby leaps and bounds and really needs some SUMMER clothing (that fits) He is a happy baby who is always smiling. clothes 3T
32 5/24/2020 Son M 5 Shorts, tanks, t shirts, socks and underwear He has grown alot from last year and really needs some summer clothes. clothing 7/8 sandals 9
33 5/26/2020 Family
BERDINA
Mobile
F Clothing for herself, daughter and her niece Snack food for girls would be wonderful along with hygiene items. Caprii, t shirts, bra's for self This mother called up asking for help with clothing for herself, daughter and her niece who just came to live with her. She is raising her daughter and niece on her own and the family could really use some help with clothing. Capriis XL T shirts XL or XXL Bra's 40 D 4 shirts-6/1/20
34 5/28/2020 Niece F 10 This little girl is in need of summer clothing - 1 pair of skinny jeans, shorts, t shirts, socks, sneakers, sandals and panties. She is a talented artist and would love to have some acrylic pants She is tall and slender and is quite an artist....She just came to live with her Auntie and arrived with the clothes on her back. She really needs help. She is very happy now that she is there with her Auntie and cousin. pants/shorts 12 shirts 14 Shoes 5 7pack panties, 1 pair skinny jeans, 1 shorts, 3 tshirts. Acrylic paint set;
35 5/28/2020 Daughter F 7 shorts, shirts, panties, socks, sneakers and sandals 2 piece bathing suit. Would love some paints and paper. This little girl has just has had a growth spurt and nothing fits her from last year......This little girl is very artist and loves to paint. She would love a 2 piece bathing suit more than anything. shorts 10 T shirts 10/12 Shoes 4 - 2 piece swimsuit, 3 tshirts, 2 shorts watercolor palette; watercolor paper; no-mess paint markers and paper;
36 5/24/2020 Family
KATHY
Mobile
F 69 GRANDMOTHER IS DESPERATE FOR help with clothing and shoes for her grandson and Towels - it is a very large family. A grandmother has had back surgery and other medical conditions....Luckily grandpa is there to help out. T hey are really having a hard time. She said this is a really large family and they really need towels. 8 washcloths, 2 backpacks 8 bath towels (used, good condition) 8 hand towels (used, good condition)
37 5/25/2020 Grandson M 12 basketball shorts T shirts, boxers, socks This eleven year old litle boy loves school and is in 5th grade. He is now lliving with grandma and has arrived with very little..... He loves to build model plane kids and do puzzles... Jeans 18 T shirts mens Large 2 puzzles Model airplane 3 jeans 3 shorts 6 pack of underwear 4 pack of black socks 7 Tshirts, flannel shirt, 2 dress shirts
38 5/30/2020 Family
LACOSTA
Mobile
F 29 body soap, dish soap, maxi pads, pantry items, snacks, macaroni and cheese, soup, towels, washcloths, toilet paper, paper towels, pants, shirts, underwear, socks, sport bras This young couple are working hard to raise their children and nieces on a limited income. They have 4 young children including a set of one year old twins and are raising her two nieces. Any help is appreciated. Pants size-14 shirts size-L sport bras size-L regular bras size-36C Laundry soap F6: skort, shorts, 2 tops, dress F10: shorts, leggings, 3 tops-5/28/20
39 6/3/2020 Daughter F 4 Summer clothes, socks, underwear This little 4 year old girl is in her second year of Head Start and is growing.. She is very active and like to play basketball with kids her age. She could really use some summer clothes, underwear, socks, and shoes. pants & shirts size-7 Underwear size-6 shoes, shirt, 2 shorts
40 6/3/2020 Daughter F 2 Summer clothes, shoes, socks This beautiful 2 year old girl loves to play with dolls and horses and would like some summer clothes and shoes that fit.. Any help is appreciated. pants and shirts size-5T, shoes size-7 6 panties
41 6/1/2020 Niece F 6 shoes, socks, underwear This 6 year old girl is in kindergarten and would love some clothes and shoes that fit her for the summer. Thank you. Pants size-6 shirts size-6 shoes and boots size 11 skort, shorts, 2 tops, dress
42 6/1/2020 Niece F 10 shoes, socks, underwear This 10 year old girl is the 5th grade and she loves art and basketball. She would really like some summer clothes and shoes clothes that fit. Thank you. Shoes size-3 pants size 10-12 shirts size 10-12 Underwear size 6 shoes, shirt, 2 shorts shorts, leggings, 3 tops
43 5/30/2020 Husband M 30 Shirts, pants, socks, underwear This young husband and father looks for work everyday and does any odd job he can find. He could really use some new clothes and shoes. Thank you. Shirts size-XL pants size-36x36 shoes size-11 shoes
44 5/12/2020 Son M 1 shoes, socks, summer clothes, pull-ups, wipes This one year twin and his brother both need summer clothes, pull ups, and shoes. Pull-ups size-2T shoes size-6 summer clothes size-2T
45 5/12/2020 Son M 1 Summer clothes, shoes, socks, pull-ups, wipes This one year twin and his brother both need summer clothes, underwear, socks, and shoes. They have grown over the winter and really need clothes that fit. Summer clothes size-2T Pull-ups size-2T shoes size-6
46 5/26/2020 Family
CARMEN
Mobile
F 60 Hygiene Articles, toothbrushes & tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner dish soap, personal soap, laundry soap, clorox wipes Also socks for finance - for size 13 shoe She is trying to stay healthy and keep her house clean, unfortunately she does not have any hygine or household supplies Laundry soap, dish soap, dish sponge, hand soap, hand sanitizer, sanitizing wipes, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mens socks.-6/1/20
47 5/8/2020 Family
LISA
Mobile
F Clothing for her children and hygiene items. This mother called and asked for help with clothing for her children....It is a large family that lives in the country. She said she need nothing - but only wants her children to be taken care of..... 10 to 12 pieces of clothing (I forgot to count) 1 small stuffed animal-6/1/20
48 5/21/2020 Son All clothing - born 3/17/20 and baby care items He is the new baby in the family and is growing fast - he has outgrown all his clothing and his mom is hoping someone will help her. 3 - 6 months 10 to 12 pieces of clothing 1 small stuffed animal
49 5/8/2020 Daughter F 18 jeans - reg. fit, T shirts, panties sneakers She really needs help with some clothing - she likes to look nice but her clothes are all worn out. Pants 15 (jr) T shirts XL Adult Shoes 7 1/2
50 5/8/2020 Daughter F 8 Leggings, T shirts, socks, panties and sneakers She is going to be in 2nd grade this coming year.....and she is so happy. She loves to play outside but also play with Barbies This child likes to wear leggings rather than jeans. Leggings 8 ,,, Tshirts 10 Shoes 3
51 5/8/2020 Son M 3 Summer shorts or sweats , tshirts, shoes & socks Body wash and shampoo for children He is turning 4 at the end of this month and is a big boy - a little chubby.....He really needs someclothes. Clothing 7; Sandals 11 1/2
52 5/8/2020 Son M 17 jeans/sweats, T shirts, socks, hi tops for basketball he is a 17 year old boy who loves basketball. He tries hard to help his mother with the kids. He would love some hi tops to play basketball. Jeans or sweats 18 Mens T shirts XL Shoes 11 1/2
53 5/8/2020 Daughter F 10 regular jeans, t shirts, panties, socks & sneakers She is going into the 5th grade this year and can't wait for school to start. She loves to go outside and play with her sister. She has outgrown all her clothes Reg. jeans - not skinny 12 Shirts 14 Shoes 4 1/2 or 5
54 5/8/2020 Son M 9 jeans, t shirts, underwear, socks and sneakers He is going into the 4th grade this year....He is all boy loves to play outside and play with cars and trucks. his clothing no longer fits. Jeans 12 Shirts 14 Shoes 6
55 5/21/2020 Family
PHYLLIS
Mobile
F 64 Clothing for her Grand daughters. The grandmother wants to express her thankfulness for the wonderful donation of the towels and clothes for her grandson. She was afraid to ask for clothing for her grand daughters because she didn't want to ask for too much - but the girls really need clothes. 9 bath towels, 10 hand towels, 2 bath rugs-5/22/20
56 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 16 shorts or capriis, T shirts, panties, sneakers, personal hygiene articles She just came back to live with her grandmothers with her sister. She came with very little clothes....She too is having a B day in Aug. She is happy to be back. shorts 13 T shirts XL sneakers 8 or 8 1/2 1 shorts, 1 capri, 5 t-shirts
57 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 15 She needs shorts or capriis, T Shirts, panties and sneakers Plus personal hygiene articles This young lady is a teenager and has outgrown her clothes. She will be turning Sweet 16 in July. Her pants are worn out and she really needs some summer clothing. She recently came back to live with her grandma with very little clothes. shorts 13 Junior Shoes 8 shirts XL Adult or Junior 1 shorts, 1 capri, 5 t-shirts
58 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 10 shorts, t shirts, panties and sandals Next year she will be a 4th grader but is really looking forward to the summer and warm weather.....she really needs summer clothing. Shoes 5 Shorts 16 child T shirts Med. Adult 3 shorts, 3 tees, 1 pr pants, pack of 7 panties, flip flops t-shirt
59 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 10 needs shorts, t shirts, panties and T shirts and sandals or flip flops This little girl who is turning 11 in Aug. and she can't wait. She has grown alot and has no Summer clothes at all that fit. She really hopes someone can send her some. sandals or flip flops 5 Shorts 14 T shirts 14/16 2 shorts, 4 tees, 1 pr pants, pack of 7 panties
60 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 12 Shorts, t shirts, sneakers, socks & panties This 12 year old is now living with grandma and she would really love to have some clothes for the summer. Shoes 9 shorts 11 (jr.) T shirts large (jr. or mrs.) panties 6/7 3 shorts, 4 tees, 1 pr jeans, 7 pr underwear, 6 pack of socks
61 5/26/2020 Granddaughter F 11 Needs T shirts, basketball shorts, T shirts She has lived with her grandmother most of her life and loves the noisy house with kids all over. She is hoping someone will send her summer clothes Shoes 8 Shorts Med. junior T shirts med/large 3 shorts, 4 tees, 1 pr jeans t-shirt
62 5/26/2020 Grandson M 10 Shorts, t shirts and sandals (slip on) this little boy is growing fast and is very tall. None of his summer clothes fit from last year. Shorts 16 child T Shirts mens med. Sandals 7 3 shorts, 4 tees, 1 pr jeans

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