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 -- The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.


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.

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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.

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No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 8/11/2020 Family
F Clothes and shoes for grand children. This grandmother was left with her 5 grandchildren 4 months ago. She could really do with some help clothing them. Any help will be appreciated. This is the first time this family have asked for help. bar soap, bottle Dawn/handwash, 10 protein bars
2 8/11/2020 Grandson M 7 Clothes and shoes. This young lad could really use some help with clothes and shoes. His grandmother is struggling to keep up with clothing. Pants; 8 years. Shirts; 8 years. Shoes; 2 2 prs no show socks, one T-shirt; 1 pr. shorts
3 8/11/2020 Granddaughter F 10 Clothes and shoes. Please help this young girl with some clothes and shoes. She lives with her grandmother, sisters and brother. Pants; 12/14 years Shirts; 12/14 years. Shoes; 7 2 prs no show socks, one T-shirt;
4 8/11/2020 Granddaughter F 4 Clothes and shoes. Clothes and shoes are really needed by this toddler. Your help will really be appreciated. Pants; 5T. Shirts. 5T. Shoes; 1 Toddler. 2 prs no show socks, one T-shirt;
5 8/11/2020 Granddaughter F 8 Clothes and shoes. This little girl really needs some clothes and shoes. She is being raised by her grandmother. Pants; 8 years. Shirts; 8 years. Shoes; 3 2 prs no show socks, one T-shirt;
6 8/11/2020 Granddaughter F 0 Clothes. This 10 month old baby girl really needs some clothes. Her grandma would be really grateful for the help. Pants; 18 months. Shirts; 18 months. wipes, baby shampoo/wash, 5 onsies, 1 ea. top, onsie & shorts. 8 grab n go fruit pouches.
7 8/7/2020 Family
F 42 26 plus pants, 2 xl tops, 8.5 shoes 2 xl tops, 26 plus pants, 8.5 shoes
8 7/27/2020 Daughter F 9 14-16 teen pants, Large tops, size 7 shoes size 12-14 tomboyish clothes. 4.5-5 shoes. Does not like girly clothes
9 7/26/2020 Daughter F 10 16-18 Teen clothing, XL Tops, 11 Shoes large for her age (5'9) and wears size 11-13 juniors clothes and 11 women's shoes.
10 8/5/2020 Family
F 47 hygiene articles, pantry food A mother of 3 girls called and asked for help for her family. She has not asked for anything for herself - but just wants to make sure her family is taken care of.
11 8/4/2020 Grandson M 8 joggers, T shirts, & Boxers He is a tall young boy who loves to play with cars. He has just arrived at his grand parents house with very little clothing. joggers 14/16 Shirts 16
12 8/4/2020 Daughter F 11 leggings, shirts , panties, socks & sneakers She has grown and has no nice clothes to wear to school.... These are adult sizes but she is only 11.....and 5'3" Creative shopping but the child will really appreciate it. She is going into the 6th grade loves loves playing basketball and vollyball. leggings only - size 18 (adlult shirts 2X sneakers 9 Sizes Correct
13 8/4/2020 Daughter F 10 clothing - jeans , T shirts, sneakers & socks and panties Would love cowgirl shirts - she is a tom boy she has out grown all her clothes and really needs some. She is going into the 5th grade and loves horses. She also loves to read stories about horses if anybody has any....She would love it. jeans 12 shirts 14 Shoes 4
14 8/4/2020 Daughter F 8 leggings, shirts, sneakers, socks and panties Like her sister she has outgrown her clothes and is really in need. She is going into the 3rd grade this year....She still loves to play with Barbies and baby dolls Leggings only - she is chubby Pants size 10/12 shirts 12 shoes 3
15 8/4/2020 Grandson M 3 clothing, socks He has just come to grandma and has very little, He really needs some clothes - a little summer clothes and fall clothing. Pants 4T shirts 5T
16 8/10/2020 Family
F 39 Clothes and shoes for 6 children in emergency placement. The 6 children listed are in emergency placement with their aunt. They arrived with just the clothes they are wearing. No extra clothes, shoes, toys or books. Their aunt really needs some help, this was completely unexpected. This was very traumatic for the children. bubble gum, playing cards, snacks Candy and puzzles. "Sorry" game, softball, books shampoo, word books, coloring books, numerous misc. items, 4 pks socks
17 8/10/2020 Foster Son M 13 Clothes amd shoes Pants; 14/16 years. Shirts; 14/16 years. Shoes; 8.5 shorts, pants, shirt, 2 boxers 1 pants, 1 shorts, 2 shirts, toothbrush and underwear 3 boxers, size 8.5 sneakers, size 8 high top sneakers, hooded heavy sweat jacket , xl nike shorts, tennis shoes, short boots
18 8/10/2020 Foster Son M 11 Clothes and shoes Pants; 12/14 years. Shirts; 12/14 years. Shoes; 6 shirt 1 pants, 1 shorts, 2 shirts, toothbrush and underwear size 6.5 high top sneakers, hooded heavy sweat jacket, boxers tennis shoes, short boots
19 8/10/2020 Foster Son M 9 Clothes and shoes Pants; 10/12 years. Shirts; 10/12 years. Shoes; 5 3 shorts 1 pants, 1 shorts, 2 shirts, toothbrush and underwear shirt shirt, size 5 high top sneakers, socks, hooded heavy sweat jacket, short boots, tennis shoes,
20 8/10/2020 Foster Son M 6 Clothes and shoes Pants; 6 /7 years. Shirts; 6 /7 years. Shoes; 2 3 shorts 1 pants, 1 shorts, 2 shirts, toothbrush and underwear shirt, -tennis shoes, snow boots
21 8/10/2020 Foster Daughter F 8 Clothes and shoes. Pants; 10/12 years. Shirts; 10/12 years. Shoes; 3 shorts, 2 shirts, 5 undies, Barbie doll 1 pants, 1 shorts, 2 shirts, toothbrush and underwear shorts, size 4 sneakers, ankle socks, 2 hair tie, scarf, scissors, nail clippers, shirt size 10/12 tennis shoes, sandals, winter boots
22 8/5/2020 Family
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. 8-cans chicken breast, 6-cans tomato sauce, 1-dry milk, 1-peanut butter, 2-old-fashioned oats, 1-instant potatoes, 24-pk ramen, 2-brown sugar, 2-flour, 2-dry black beans, 6-cans corn, 1-grape jelly, 2-sugars, 2-maple syrups, 12-cans tuna, 1-vegetable oil, 2-canned hams, 4-rigatoni, 3-brown rice, 6-diced tomatoes, 1-pancake mix, 1-mayo, 2-spaghetti, 3-dry pinto, 2-salt
23 8/3/2020 Family
F 60 Clothes and shoes. This lady has a little girl that is an emergency placement. She only has the clothes and shoes she arrived in. This family could really use some help as this was very unexpected. Please help if you are able.
24 8/9/2020 Foster Daughter F 7 Clothes and shoes. This little girl has been into an emergency placement. She only has the clothes she arrived in. The family urgently need clothes and shoes for her. Please help this little girl. Pants; 7 year old. Shirts; 7 year old. Undies; 7 year old. Shoes; 2 1 sherpa hoodie, backpack, shorts 2 s/s shirts tennis shoes, 2 leggins, 2 short/sleeve t-shirts, 6 prs. socks, 7 underwear, shorts
25 8/2/2020 Family
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.
26 8/1/2020 Family
F Cleaning supplies, toilet paper, clothes for her nephews and niece Helping her niece to raise her 4 children
27 8/9/2020 Nephew M 8 Back to school clothes, backpack Needs new clothing for school Boys size 6 pants and shirts, sneakers size 4, sox backpack
28 8/9/2020 Niece F 5 mos. Needs diapers size 3, wipes After having 3 rambunctious boys she finally got her girl! She could use help with diapers and wipes. Diapers size 3 Size 3 diaper 168 count
29 8/9/2020 Nephew M 9 Back to school clothes, backpack He has outgrown all his clothes Boys size 8 shirts and pants, size 7 sneakers, socks kids backpacks
30 8/1/2020 Nephew M 2 New Fall clothing He is growing so fast and in need of new clothing! Boys size 3 pants and shirts, shoe size 6T, sox
31 7/30/2020 Family
F 55 Back to school clothes for her grandchildren This grandmother is blind and can no longer work. She is helping to raise her many grandchildren 1 pair tennis shoes size 14 pantry foods: canned chicken, rice, peanut butter -9/5/20
32 8/11/2020 Granddaughter F 11 Back to school clothes, backpack Has outgrown her old clothes and really needs new things for school! Pants and shirts size girls 14/16, shoe size 7 backpack. 2 teeshirts, tennis shoes, light hoodie, heavy sweatshirt, 1 leggings
33 8/11/2020 Grandson M 13 Sneakers, rubber boots, t shirts, basketball shorts, backpack This young man absolutely loves fishing! He ruined his old sneakers because of it so is in urgent need of a new pair. She also thought if he could get some type of rubber boots then he wouldn't ruin another pair! Shoe size 10 1/2, size XL t-shirts, size XL shorts backpack, Rubber boots, tennis shoes sz 11, 4 tee shirts, 2 bb shorts, hoodie, 2 warm socks
34 7/30/2020 Family
F 27 Mom is in need of a comfortable pair of shoes for work, summer/fall clothes and shoes for the girls, school supplies. This young mom with one on the way is reaching out for help. She does work part-time which helps keep a roof over their heads and food to eat. She does need help with clothing and school supplies for the girls. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! shoe size 8.5 (slip on tennis shoes) Caitlin- 1# raisins, 2 washcloths, chapstick, 3 pr. Ankle socks, slip on sneakers size 8.5, 2 hair ties Girl 4- flip flops Girl 5- sandals, basketball shorts-8/10/20
35 7/31/2020 Daughter F 5 This little girl is in need of back to school clothes and shoes, backpack, paper, crayons, scissors, glue stick, etc. GIRLS SIZES: clothes 10-12, shoes 13c Backpack, One box of Crayons, One Glue Stick, One Notebook, Two Rice Krispies. sandals, basketball shorts
36 7/30/2020 Daughter F 4 This little one is in need of summer/fall clothes and shoes. GIRLS SIZES: clothes 8, shoes 12c flip flops
37 7/26/2020 Family
F 26 Leggings, sneakers and sandals and T shirts A young mother who lives in the country with her husband and child is asking for help with clothing....She said it is really pretty and you can see horses in the pasture next store.... Size 16 or XL leggings Shirts XL Shoes 8 Girl: 3 onesies, 10 dresses (2 sizes), 1 pr shorts and top. Boy: 4 pr shorts, 7 shirts (2 sizes)-8/5/20
38 8/7/2020 Husband M T shirts He is a proud father and husband and would really appreciate some new t shirts Size 3X (8) 3x multi color men's t-shirts
39 7/29/2020 Daughter F 0 All baby clothes for summer and shoes and diapers This beautiful baby girl has out grown all her clothes and really could use some help....Some baby rattles would be great too 9 - 12 month Shoes 2 or 3 diapers #3 Girl: 3 onesies, 10 dresses (2 sizes), 1 pr shorts and top.
40 7/29/2020 Son M 3 All clothing -- shorts, shirts and sneakers and socks This little boy is all boy and loves playing with cars and trucks. He has no summer clothes or fall clothing anything would be greatly appreciated. Clothing 3T Shoes 9C Boy: 4 pr shorts, 7 shirts (2 sizes)
41 7/22/2020 Family
F 52 Hygiene articles, body wash, cleaning supplies - lysol ?, laundry soap, clorox Dog food - for large dogs Clothing - bras - no underwire, panties, straight leg jeans or pants, T shirts Masks and disinfectant for hands She is always there for her children and her grandchildren. She will do without so she can help her children - her health has not been good and she has been really afraid of catching the virus....It would be wonderful if someone would help her. She would appreciate any help she got from the bottem of her heart. Pants 12 T shirts Med Panties 6 Bras - 40 C
42 7/22/2020 Husband Basketball shorts, sweats or joggers , tshirts, briefs He and his wife have devoted their lives to their family and have very little for themselves. He really needs some new clothes...Because of a medical condition he has to have a stretchy it would be wonderful if someone could help. shorts or joggers 34/36 Tshirts large Briefs 34/36
43 8/6/2020 Family
F 22 Summer clothing, sheets & blankets, kitchen items, pantry food She has just moved out of her mom's house and is setting up her own house. She needs queen sized sheets and blankets, pots and pans, dinner plates, silverware, basically anything to start a new home! 3X t shirts and hoodies, 3X basketball shorts, flip flops size 10 3 size 3x womens short sleeve shirts, 1 size 3x womens long sleeve shirt, 2 kitchen towels, 20 piece silverware set2 bars soap, Comet, 2 washcloths, 2 kitchen towels, muffin tin, 4 muffin mixes, 2 small cans milk, 4 dinner plates
44 8/5/2020 Family
F 23 Is asking for clothing for children and hygiene articles for them. Her children are growing by leaps and bounds and nothing fits them - she is hoping maybe someone will be able to help her. 1 pr crew socks, lip balm ... 1 glue stick, 1 box crayons (48), 5 pencils, 1 nail clipper, hair elastics, 2 snack size raisins, 4 pk fruit gummies, 6 pkt kool-aid - 3 decks mini kid card games For 5-year-old daughter 1 size 5/6 shirt 1 activity book-7/30/20
45 8/9/2020 Daughter F 5 pants,/ shorts/rompers, panties socks and hygiene articles She just turned 5 years old and is growing fast that done of her clothes from last year fit. pants/shorts 5 T panties 5T Shoes 12 5t tops skirt, 2 s/s, tank top, 1 pr leggings, lip balm ... 1 size 5/6 shirt 1 activity book
46 8/9/2020 Daughter F 1 Clothes - shirts, shorts, rompers, shoes and pampers. This little girl has grown and she has no summer clothing. Her mother would really appreciate it if someone could get her some clothes. 24 months Shoes 6 Pampers #5 24m & 2t tops and pants 3 s/s onesies, 2 s/s, 1 pr joggers, 1 pr jeans, 1 warm fall jacket (sz 2t) ...
47 8/9/2020 Family
F 48 Air Mattresses, blankets and sheets, Queen size. This family of mother, father and 3 young children are homeless. They were living in an old tent but it fell apart. They are now staying at the CAP office, lying on towels, on the floor. They desperately need 2 queen size air mattressess, sheets and some queen size blankets. It would be really wonderful if you could help this family. OLD NAVY: ORDER #1 1. MOM: 2 pr of jeans, 4 shirts, pr of sneakers, 2 tank tops DAD: 2 pr of jeans, 5 shirts, pr of slip on sneakers Boy: 1 pr of jeans, 2 pr of shorts, 3 shirts, 1 jacket, 1 pr of sneakers 2. Girl: 1 pr of shorts 7. Mom: 1 shirt OLD NAVY: ORDER #2 3. GIRL: 1 shirt,1 black hoodie 4. Girl: 1 pr jeans, 3 shirts Boy: 1 pr jeans, 2 shirts, socks 5. Girl: 1 pr shorts Girl: 5 pr of shorts, 2 pr jeans, 3 leggings, 8 shirts, 2 pr sneakers, sweat pants and hoodie-8/10/20
48 8/7/2020 Family
F Elder Face masks , cleaning supplies! Grandmother asking for help with essentials to stay safe Toilet paper, Pine Sol, Dawn dishwashing soap, bucket, 3 scrub sponges Chromex 3 Ply Non Woven Ear Loop Style Breathable Disposable Face Masks, 200-Pack-7/21/20
49 8/4/2020 Family
F Elder cleaning supplies and toilet paper Elder in need of help with Basic household supplies Toilet paper, Pine Sol, Dawn dishwashing soap, bucket, 3 sponges