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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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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No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 12/1/2020 Family
F 34 Clothes, shoes & winter coat for her nephew. This wonderful woman takes care of her nephew who has a heart condition. She is reaching out for help in getting him some winter clothing and shoes. Any donations will be very much appreciated. Thank you!
2 11/30/2020 Nephew M 11 This young boy has had a recent growth spurt. Really needs clothes that fit him. BOYS SIZES: pants/t-shirts/hoody/coat 10, shoes/boots 3 youth
3 11/30/2020 Daughter F 17 In need of clothes, shoes. Most of her clothing and personal items where stolen when her and her mom's house was broken into recently. pants 7 jrs., tops M jrs.(solid colors), shoes 11 sneakers, 2 pr long pants, ski pants, 2 panties, ankle socks
4 11/30/2020 Nephew M 19 This young man is in need of jeans, l/s t-shirts, winter coat, tennis shoes (high tops) socks and boxers. pants 30x32, T-shirt/hoody/coat L mens, shoes 10
5 11/30/2020 Family
F 34 Urgent need of clothes and shoes for her children. This young mom has had a really rough year. She lost her job and home due to COVID earlier in the year and has since moved back in with her parents. She could really use a helping hand right now. Thank you for the support.
6 12/2/2020 Son M 3 In need of winter clothes, winter coat, boots, socks. Clothing sizes 3T, jacket size 4T, shoes 8c
7 12/1/2020 Daughter F 9 Is in need of pants, tops, winter coat, snow boots, tennis shoes, socks pants size 10, tops/coat size 12, shoes 3 youth PLEASE NOTE: Prefers boys clothing
8 12/1/2020 Daughter F 7 Has outgrown her clothes. In need of pants, tops, winter coat, snow boots, socks. GIRLS SIZES: pants 14, tops/coat 16, shoes 2 youth
9 11/30/2020 Son M 11 In need of pants, l/s shirts, winter coat, tennis shoes, socks, underwear BOYS SIZES: pants 12, shirts/coat 14-16, shoes 6.5 youth
10 11/30/2020 Son M 14 In need of jeans, l/s t-shirts, winter coat, tennis shoes (high tops), socks jeans 32x30, t-shirts/coat L men's, shoes 9.5
11 11/30/2020 Family
M 56 In dire need of pots and pans. Socks and L Underwear, Pants 38X34, hat and warm gloves. This gentleman never asks for anything for himself.
12 12/2/2020 Family
F 70 Donor has met need for coat, hat, gloves and socks for Arlene. Pantry food would be wonderful. 3X cancer patient now receiving radiation treatment is in need of some warm clothing for herself and family members. Black women's coat 3X Black women's trapper hat LXL (backordered, will ship 12/02) Black women's squall gloves L 2 pairs women's marled boot socks
13 11/29/2020 Son M 45 2X warm hoodie or coat, warm socks, winter glove and hat
14 11/29/2020 Son M 38 IX hoodie or sweatshirt, warm socks, gloves, winter hat.
15 11/28/2020 Family
F 33 Jacket and Boots. This single mother needs some help with clothing for herself and her daughter for the winter. Jacket; Large. Boots; 9
16 11/28/2020 Daughter F 17 Jacket and boots. This young teenager really needs a jacket and boots for winter. Her mum really tries to do everything for herself and not burden anyone. Jacket; Large. Boots; 9
17 11/28/2020 Family
F 49 Clothes for her children. This small family living in the homeless building really need some help. The three children all need some winter clothing. Can you help this mum.
18 12/1/2020 Daughter F 5 Clothes. This little girl needs some winter clothes. Nothing fits her anymore. Pants; 7 years. Shirts; 7 years. Girls Uniform Active Foldover Waist Pants, Girls Active Fleece Hoodie, Girls Glacier Fleece Pants,
19 12/1/2020 Daughter F 8 Clothes. This young girl has had a growth spurt and needs some new winter clothes. Pants; 12 yrs. Shirts; 12 yrs. Girls Active Foil Fleece Zip Up Hoodie, Girls Glacier Fleece Half Zip Pullover, Girls Uniform Active French Terry Sweatshirt
20 12/1/2020 Son M 6 Clothes. This young boy needs some new winter clothes, his mum tries very hard to keep the children clothed. Pants; 12 huskey. Shirts; 12 huskey. Boys Uniform Basic Layering Tee Boys Basic Straight Jeans, Boys Thermal Henley Top 2-Pack,
21 11/28/2020 Family
F 55 Is asking for a winter coat and gloves for her son. This elder lives with her son and is a cacer survior. Both she and her son have on going heallth problems but they are happy to have each other. for her
22 12/1/2020 Son M 38 Winter coat, stocking hat and gloves he has been in and out of hospitals and really needs a winter coat. He does not have one and really needs one. Please help. Coat size 6 X - Size Correct Hooded Parka Jacket size 6X, 1 Soft Knit Beanie Hat Lined with Fleece, and Pair of Thinsulate Thermal Polar Fleece Gloves with Heat-Reflecting Layer X-Large
23 11/29/2020 Family
F 66 Oil filled heater She is living by herself and the house is often cold.... She could really use a heater for her bedroom... She is hoping someone could help her. heated throw, Oil Filled Heater
24 11/29/2020 Family
F 40 First time on Okini, family requesting food pantry and hygiene products, also requesting 1 Queen size Blanket and 2 full size blankets for winter. 2 full size wool blankets King comforter down alternative, 10 disposable masks, dozen disposable gloves, 1# pasta, canned tomato, box of stuffing, 2 instant meals, stainless mug, tea bags, eye drops, pen, hydrogen peroxide
25 11/29/2020 Family
F Set of pots and pans , embroidery supplies, towels, and blankets This family is in need of cooking supplies and mom would like some embroidery supplies as she is recovering from surgery . Caydo 254 Pieces Embroidery Kit
26 11/25/2020 Daughter F 4 Winter Clothing This little girl is in need of warm winter clothing Girls 7/8
27 11/25/2020 Son M 14 Winter clothing This teen is in of Hoodies , joggers , jacket Boys 14
28 12/1/2020 Family
F 32 Family of 10 including 4 elders, lives in the country. Their heater doesn't always work. Urgent need for 5 King size blankets, warm clothing as noted for children. Mom's only request for herself is a winter jacket, size 2x Young mom asks for only a winter jacket herself, hopes her elders and children will be helped. shirt women's 1 x, jacket 2x -3 toddler stocking hats F6 shoes sz 2, F5 shoes sz 8 hitops, F4 shoes sz 8, F12 8 pk underwear sz 8, F11 2 joggers, M5 shoes sz 9 (run small), 2 Queen blankets, 12 cans corn, 12 cans green beans Childrens books-11/30/20
29 12/1/2020 Elder F 35 women's shoe size 9 1/2 women's shoe size 9 1/2 4 pr underwear, 2 pr holiday crew socks,
30 12/1/2020 Daughter F 11 Sweater size 16 shirt/pants women's 14/16, shoes 9 2 pr jeans, 2 l/s, cardigan...
31 12/1/2020 Daughter F 12 Underwear women's size 8, bra 36C, sweater or jacket, 2x Underwear women's size 8, bra 36C, pants, 18, shirts 2x, shoes 8 1/2 2 pr jeans (sz 18p), 1 pr joggers, 1 pr Capri night pants + s/s night shirt... 5 pair of women's wool socks 2 -36C bras 12 pair size 8 panties
32 12/1/2020 Daughter F 5 shoes, preferably high tops with laces pants 6 Shirts 5/6 Shoes 8 1 pr leggings... shoes sz 8 hitops sandals, 2 shorts, 2 tops
33 12/1/2020 Daughter F 4 shirts, pants 5/6T shoes 8 shirts, pants 5/6T shoes 8 size 5T plush pullover top. 5T microfleece leggings. 5 pack Toddler thermal socks shoes sz 8, 'doll with clothing, sandals, shorts, 2 tops
34 12/1/2020 Son M 5 pants toddler/child 5/6, boots, toddler/youth 8 shirts and pants toddler/child 5/6, shoes toddler/youth 8 size 5T microfleece hoodie. 5T jeans
35 11/21/2020 Daughter F 6 shoes size 2 pants 10 shirts 10/12 shoes size 2 size 10/12 - 1 Jeans, 2 Sweat pants, 3 Leggings, 7 Short sleeve T-shirts, 2 Long sleeve T-shirts, 2 night gowns shoes sz 2, 2 tops, 3 panties
36 11/18/2020 Elder M 34 Boots men's 13
37 11/18/2020 Mother F 71 Underwear, women's size 5, socks for women's shoe size 8 Underwear, women's size 5, socks for women's shoe size 8
38 11/27/2020 Family
F 29 Family is requesting help with hygiene products, food pantry, and blankets(4) for cold winter nights Food - 8 lb pinto beans, 10 lb rice, 8 lb spaghetti pasta, 8 cans pasta sauce, 6 cans cream of chicken soup, 12 cans corn, 12 cans peas, 12 cans green beans, 24 granola bars, 2-48 oz applesauce, 42 oz oatmeal Hygiene - 18 oz conditioner, 30 oz shampoo, 32 oz lotion, 2-22 oz body wash
39 12/2/2020 Family
F 40 Family Requesting Food Pantry, Hygiene Products, and House hold Cleaning Items 5 lb rice, 8 lb pinto beans, 12 cans corn, 12 cans green beans, 8 lb spaghetti pasta, 8 cans pasta sauce, 6 cans cream of chicken soup, 6 cans peas, 10 lb pancake mix, 24 granola bars, 16 oz saltine crackers, 21 oz cheezit crackers, 6 boxes tuna helper, 8 cans tuna, 42 oz oatmeal, 2 cans spam, 12 fruit cups variety pk, 18 cups applesauce, & 4 cans chicken 12 oz
40 12/1/2020 Family
F 33 Urgent need for clothes for her children, pantry food, personal hygiene items, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies The children have outgrown all their clothes and food always runs out. She has very little income and would very much appreciate any help, thank you! 2 XL Women's shirts 1 women's 3X shirt 8 lb pinto beans, 10 lb rice, 24 granola bars, 18 oz peach jar, 10 lb pancake mix, 6 cream of chicken soup 10.5 oz, 12 fruit cups, 3- 15 oz cans slice pineapple, 2- 48 oz applesauce, 12 cans corn, 12 cans green beans, 6 cans peas, 8 lb spaghetti pasta, 8 cans pasta sauce, 150 oz laundry soap
41 12/1/2020 Significant other M 36 Winter clothing He hasn't had any new clothes in years Pants size 38x34, 3X shirts and jacket 7 Men's 3X shirts XL men's winter jacket, 3 XL shirts. sweatpants 4 pairs underwear 2 pr 38x34 Jeans, 1 3XL Jacket
42 12/1/2020 Son M 16 Winter clothing and sneakers Jeans size 30X32, t-shirts size Men's XL, jacket size Men's XL, sneakers size 10, warm sox pair size 10 men's winter boots 30x32 Jeans, 2 XL T-shirt, 1 Vest, 2 Long Sleeve Shirt, 1 Short Sleeve Shirt, 1 LS T-Shirt, 1 LS Sweater, sweat pants
43 12/1/2020 Son M 14 Winter clothing and sneakers Mens size L t-shirts, pants size 15 slim, Jacket size L, sneaker size 8 1/2, warm sox 2 L shirts, Sweatpants: L,
44 12/1/2020 Daughter F 13 Winter clothing Pants size 14 slim, shirts size M, jacket size M, shoe size 5, warm sox Womens M fleece, 1 women's socks, 1 pull over M 5 Medium shirts 1 size 14 jeans, 1 plaid winter gloves
45 11/29/2020 Family
F 42 For winter family needs blankets-4 Family's first time in Okini, mother just got new job at senior center in town and transportation to work is difficult at time 2 portable electric space heaters-12/1/20
46 11/26/2020 Family
F 26 Family is asking for help with cooking pots and pans, food pantry, hygiene products, Pots and pans Clothes for the girls Various food and hygiene items; blankets; winter coat 12 cans vienna sausage, 12 cans corn, 12 cans peas, 25.6 oz dry milk, 24 cups peaches, pears & maderin oranges, 18 cups applesauce, 3 double paks hamburger helper stroganoff, 3 double packs pasta & italian sauce, 24 pk variety granola bars, 20 packet strawberry oatmeal, 21.6 oz cherrios Hygiene - 28 oz shampoo, 34 oz dove body wash, 30 oz baby wash & shampoo, 18 ct sos pads for pots & pans 10 piece pots, pans & 3 utensils Childrens books-11/26/20
47 11/24/2020 Daughter F 8 This young lady's request has been met GIRLS SIZES: pants 10, shirts/sweater/coat 8, shoes size 3 youth 7 l/s shirts 2 fleece leggings 2 regular leggings 2 jeans 6 pr of socks 7 pr of underpants 2 fleece cozies 1 winter coat 1 pr furry lined boots 1 pr sneakers
48 11/19/2020 Daughter F 0 3-6 month clothes 2 Month Old Clothing Baby Girl: Hair & Body Wash Items, 4 Sleep Gowns, Teething Ring, Knit Blanket wrap w/Fleece interior, Crib Blanket, Set 4 Sox Rattles
49 11/29/2020 Family
F 52 Hygiene Products and Cleaning Supplies A single mother is asking for help for day to day things and clothing for her daughter. Shampoo, Conditioner, and Detangler, Colgate Toothpaste - 4.8 ounce (2 Pack); Suave Deodorant for Women - 2.6 oz - 3 pk; Lysol wipes, 8oz. Dial antobacterial Soap, 8oz. Hand Sanitizer, 1# elbow pasta, Foster Dau.: Warm hooded Sweatshirt, Lg Drawing Pad, 36 Brush markers, 24 Twistables Crayons, 24 Colored Pencils, 5 Mechanical pencils, Coloring Book,-11/21/20
50 12/1/2020 Foster Daughter F 15 skinny jeans, T shirts, socks, panties and a pullover hoodie She is in the 10th grade this year and a talented artist in all medias.....Her Mom says when she is drawing or painting her heart is the happinest. skinny jeans 3 Shirts Med. Hoodie Large Shoes 7 1/2 Toothpaste, underwear, jeans, socks, t-shirt Detangler, hoodie- arrive by 12/11skinny jeans size 3 Acrylic Paint Set 24 Colors 100 Sheet Sketch Pad, 9 by 12", 9"x12"; Underwear Panties -12 Pack, 5; No-Show Socks, Black, V Neck T-Shirt Ladies Yoga Top Set 6,M; Pullover Fleece Hoodie, Black Black, Medium.
51 12/2/2020 Family
F 38 Space heaters, blankets (4 queen), cleaning supplies, shampoo & conditioner, body soap, toothpaste & brushes, pantry food items...flour, rice, beans, oil, soups, pasta & pasta sauce, granola bars, etc. First time on Okini. This single mom of 3 daughters is reaching out for help during these tough times. They have been struggling this past year with the loss of employment but are thankful for this program. Any donations will be very much appreciated. Thank you! jeans 15 jrs., tops/coat 1XL women's, shoes 10, underwear size 9 In need of jeans, underwear, socks, winter coat and snow boots. Tomato sauce, 2# pasta, jar peanut butter, 2 bars soap, 6 granola bars, 12 mini chocolate bars, 7 oz. Tide, 7oz. Dawn, 7 masks, 3 candy canes Size 10 sneaker2 scouring pads, Comet with bleach, shampoo, conditioner, dish soap, tampons, 6 toothbrushes, toothpaste, 1# lentils, peanut butter crackers-11/29/20
52 12/2/2020 Daughter F 21 In need of pants, shirts/hoody, winter coat, socks. jeans 17 jrs., tops/hoody/coat XL women's, shoes 7 size 7 leather shoe/boot, extra laces, Kiwi boot polish, jumper, Disney fleece l/s w/ hood, Denim button-up, l/s, s/s, 2 pr jeans size 7 Lama snow boots, king blanket 3 panties, bra
53 11/29/2020 Daughter F 14 In need of jeans, snow boots, socks jeans size 3 jrs, tops/hoody/coat M jrs., shoe size 6 J 2 cami's, 2 pr leggings, 2 l/s, jumper ambu snow boots size 6 winter jacket size 6 slip on sneakers, twin fleece blanket leggings,
54 11/20/2020 Family
F 34 WARM PAIR OF FUN TYPE BOOTS FOR MOM AND SNOWBOOTS FOR CHILDREN AND COATS. hygiene articles and cleaning supplies would be greatly appreciated. This single mother of 4 little girls is in need of some help with some basic necessities. She has no income and only receives food stamps. She is extremely worried about COVID because there is no one else to take care of her children. She needs help getting the children winter outwear.... Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you boots 8 1/2 or 9 shampoo/cond, hand soap, shower gel, clorox wipes, hand santi, masks, toothpaste, and snacks.
55 11/27/2020 Daughter F 5 Still needs panties, socks, and snow boots Thank you for the coats for her and her sister. This little girl is in lst grade and has grown during the summer. Her favorite color is purple. She would really like some winter outerwear so she could go outside and play with her sister. Snowboots size 2 panties 8 shoe size 2
56 11/27/2020 Daughter F 7 Still needs Snowboots, panties, socks, hat and gloves This 2st grader loves the color pink and she loves to read. She is hoping to go out and play in the snow but has no winter outerwear snow boots size 2 Panties 7/8 Socks for size 2 shoe socks, panties, snow boots, hat & gloves Jacket Pink sz 7/8,
57 11/19/2020 Daughter F 11 panties, socks, snowboots , hat & gloves This disabled little girl is growing . She wants to look nice and would like somewarm snow boots and some hair ties if possible Her favorite color is Black and she is going into the 3rd grade Panties 10/12 snowboots size 4
58 11/14/2020 Daughter F 9 snowboots, hat, gloves, panties and socks This 3RD grade girl loves blue and needs snow boots that fit her. A pair of warm mittens and hat would be great. panties size 10/12 Snow boots 5 socks for 5 shoes
59 11/26/2020 Family
F 73 Some oil filled heaters or space heaters for her family Thank you for the blankets - she is so excited. This 70 year old elder has extended family staying with her and they do not have enough blankets and the house is cold....They are running their stove and it is not helping. A couple of heaters and blankets would be wonderful. 2 full/queen comforters.-11/28/20
60 11/18/2020 Family
F Baby boy due mid December. In need of 3-6 month clothes, blankets, diapers. Johnson's Bath Discovery Gift Set for Parents-to-Be, Caddy with Baby Bath Time & Skin Care Essentials, Includes Baby Wash, Shampoo, Wipes, Lotion & Diaper Rash Cream, 7 Items; Touched by Nature Unisex Baby Organic Cotton Pants (4 pair); 3-Footed Sleep and Play; Cotton Bodysuits (6); Size 6-9mo Light Jacket, Snow Suit, Soft Blanket, Crib Quilt,
61 11/16/2020 Family
M Needs size 7/8 snow pants and winter coat and size 12 Y boots for son. snow boots-11/21/20
62 11/24/2020 Family
F Elder Urgent need for space heater, pantry food, cleaning supplies and laundry detergent This is her first time reaching out to us, she is really having a hard time and could use some help. The stores are running low on everything, please consider helping! Thank you! oil filled radiator heater 150 oz laundry soap, 144 oz pine sol, pinto beans, 5 lbs rice, 42 oz oatmeal, 4- 15 oz tomato sauce, 8 lb spaghetti pasta, 8 - 24 oz cans pasta sauce, 6 cans diced tomatoes, 12 cans corn-11/15/20