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.


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*

Much to our dismay, Cheryl Buchta is no longer working with One Spirit. We will have a transition team in place by the end of the month.

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We are very grateful for the support that has allowed the Okini program to fulfill so many urgent needs for the Lakota people.

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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.

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.

No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 1/8/2021 Family
F 18 Baby items food and clothing , shampoo/ conditioner, clothing Young family new to Okini ! Really needs help with baby items and basics 11/12 juniors , shoe size 6
2 1/8/2021 Sister F 10 Clothing In desperate need and would love a sweater Clothing size 10/12
3 1/8/2021 Sister F 13 In need of warm clothing and shoes Teen in desperate need of clothing Size 14/16 , shoes 7.5
4 1/6/2021 Son M 6 months Clothing , baby food , wash/ lotion , toy Lil guy needs some supplies 6-9 months boy
5 1/6/2021 Family
F Urgent need for space heaters, blankets of all sizes, pantry food, cleaning supplies Her mom recently died and she just took in her 2 nephews who her mom was taking care of and she also has 2 boys of her own. Pantry food would be very helpful with all those boys!
6 1/6/2021 Son M 12 Needs winter clothing and sneakers Size 16 joggers, medium shirts, size 8 sneakers
7 1/6/2021 Son M 7 Needs winter clothing and sneakers Boys size 9 clothes, size 3 sneakers
8 1/6/2021 Nephew M 8 Needs winter clothing and sneakers Boys size 9 clothes, size 13 sneakers
9 1/6/2021 Nephew M 2 Needs winter clothing Boys size 3T
10 1/6/2021 Family
F Is in need of a winter jacket and snow boots. Cleaning supplies and pantry food would be very helpful as well! She is running low on everything and could really use a helping hand! She helps take care of her 2 teenaged nephews and young grandchildren so food is always running out, especially now that they are home from school. She is very appreciative of anything! Ladies size 2X winter jacket, size 8 snow boots 12 cans corn, 12 cans peas, 12 cans green beans, 2 - 46 oz applesauce, 2 - 12 oz canned chicken, 12- 5 oz tuna can, 8 pasta sauce, 6 cans dived tomatoes, 6 lb elbow macaroni, 6 cans cream of chicken soup, 48 granola bars, 1 box saltines, 1 box cheese crackers
11 1/6/2021 Daughter F 28 Winter jacket and snow boots She is taking college courses and needs some new winter items Ladies size 2X jacket, size 9 sneakers or snow boots snow boots
12 1/6/2021 Daughter F 26 Winter jacket and snow boots She is doing a work/study program and in urgent need of winter items Ladies size XL jacket, size 7 sneakers or snow boots snow boots
13 12/31/2020 Family
F 53 She needs warm pajamas and jackets for her grandchildren. Pantry food is always very helpful!
14 1/8/2021 Granddaughter F 7 Needs warm pajamas and a winter jacket Has outgrown her winter clothes Girls size 7/8 stuffed toy winter jacket, 2 pair pajamas, socks and underwear girls 7/8 fleece zip up sweater girl Parka size 8 , 1 pj (cotton) and 1 fleece pant and thermal top size 8
15 1/8/2021 Son M 1 Needs warm pajamas 24 months stuffed toy 2 pair pajamas boys 2T pajama boy 1 pj. (cotton) size 24 mo, 1 fleece pant and long sleeve t shirt size 2T
16 1/5/2021 Family
M EMERGENCY SITUATION! Queen beds (2), kitchen table & chairs, pots & pans, dishes, towels, clothing, shoes, etc. This family lost EVERYTHING in a trailer fire on December 19th, barely making it out alive. The kids ran out with only their pajamas on...there just wasn't time to take anything else. They are currently renting a place until such time that they can purchase another home but are in desperate need of clothes, coats, shoes and household items. Anything will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support! jeans 34x34, shirts 1XL, shoes 11 hand towel, bath towel, hairbrush, calendar. candy, dental floss 2 fleece blankets, 6 scrubbing clothes, 4 dish towels, 1 oven pad gloves/hats/scarf, boots, jeans/tees/socks, personal care items (shampoo/conditioner/body wash, antiperspirant, toothpaste/brushes, Qtips, lotions/face & body)
17 1/5/2021 Son M 12 Needs everything... Clothing size 14/16, shoes 9 (adults) pj pants, shirt pants and shirts slipper socks, socks and underwear gloves/hat/scarf, boots, socks
18 1/5/2021 Son M 10 Needs everything... Clothing size: 10/12, shoes 8 (adults) joggers, shirt, hoodie sweat pants slipper socks, socks and underwear gloves/hat/scarf, boots, tennis shoes sz 8.5, sz 8 (run big), socks, tees/sweatshirt
19 1/5/2021 Daughter F 7 Needs everything... Clothing size 10, shoes/boots 3 youth pants, 2 tops jacket slipper socks, socks and underwear F7 sweatshirt, boots, pjs, socks, gloves/hat/scarf
20 1/5/2021 Son M 8 Needs everything... Clothing sizes: 8/10, shoes 4 youth pants and shirt slipper socks, socks and underwear snow boots sz 4Y, boots, pjs, socks, gloves/hat/scarf
21 1/5/2021 Daughter F 10 Needs everything... pants 3 jrs, tops/coat L jrs, shoes 8.5 (adult) jacket slipper socks, socks and underwear gloves/hat/scarf, boots, tennis shoes sz 8.5 women, Boots women sz 8 (run big)
22 1/5/2021 Spouse F Needs everything... jeans 9 jrs, tops L jrs, shoes 9 slipper socks, socks and underwear gloves/hat/scarf, boots, boots women sz 9, Hair ties, 11 pair women warm socks, socks, pullover, pajamas f shirt , feminine hygiene
23 12/29/2020 Family
F 23 Winter clothing, footwear and diapers for her little boy. This young mom and her little boy are staying with her elderly parents while she waits to be approved for housing. He's outgrown all of his clothing and she is reaching out for help. Any assistance will be very much appreciated. Thank you!
24 12/30/2020 Son This little one will arrive in February. In need of sleepers, onesies, socks, blankets, lotion, baby wipes, etc. 0-3 months Unisex Baby Koala Star 4-Piece Take Me Home Set (3-6M) Unisex Baby Doodle Animals Swaddle Blanket 2-Pack Baby Boys Trapper Hat (0-6M) Baby Boys Tiger Bodysuit 5-Pack (0-3M) Baby And Toddler Boys Dino Snug Fit Cotton One Piece Pajamas 2-Pack (0-3M) Socks (1-2)
25 12/30/2020 Son M 4 This little boy has outgrown all of his clothes. He's in need of pants, l/s t-shirts/sweatshirts, winter coat, snow boots, tennis shoes, socks, diapers size 7. Boys size: pants/shirts 10, shoes 1 youth Boys Puffer Jacket (L/10-12, Boys Lace Up Boots (Y1) Boys Uniform Basic Layering Tee (L/10-12) Boys Basic Straight Jeans (10))
26 1/8/2021 Family
F Space heaters, cleaning supplies, hand soap, laundry detergent, pantry food Grandmother raising her 2 young granddaughters by herself needs a little help! This is her first time on Okini. one hand soap, one hand sanitzer, one pinesol, two sherpa throw blankets Three Home Choice Personal Ceramic Space Heaters -1/4/21
27 1/1/2021 Family
F Elder Urgent need for twin sized comforters or blankets (3), pantry food, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, snow boots, gloves and hats for 3 grandkids ages 10, 8 and 5 A grandmother hasn't reached out to us for a long time. She is raising her 3 young grandchildren on a very limited income. Ladies snow boots size 8 1/2 10lbs rice 12 cans green beans 24 pack ramen noodles one box ALL powder laundry detergent
28 1/6/2021 Family
F 35 Clothing for their children, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies, etc. This young family has been struggling since March when the father lost his job due to the pandemic. They ask for nothing for themselves, only for the children who are in desperate need of winter clothing, snow boots. Thank you! Boys 3 In 1 Jacket (L/10-12) Boys Basic Straight Jeans (6) Girls Striped Basic Layering Tee (S/5-6) Girls Puffer Jacket (M/7-8) Boys Uniform Fleece Jogger Pants 2-Pack, Boys (L/10-12) Girls Flip Sequin Sweater (S/5-6) Girls Rainbow Striped Sweaters (M/7-8) Girls Uniform Active Fleece Jogger Pants (S/5-6) Boys Uniform Zip Up Hoodie (L/10-12) Socks (3-6)-12/31/20
29 1/6/2021 Son M 8 In need of pants, sweatshirts/hoody, winter coat, snow boots, tennis shoes, socks, underwear. BOYS SIZES: clothing size 12, shoes/boots 2.5 youth hooded winter jacket, long sleeve Seahawks shirt, winter gloves sneakers size 3
30 1/6/2021 Daughter F 15 In need of pants, winter coat, socks, underwear, pull over hoody, t-shirts. jeans 5 jrs., shirt/hoody/coat M jrs., shoes 7.5 winter vest, washable suede coat, 2 long sleeve tops, short knit top, jeans, washable face mask, socks, size 7 sneakers, nike flip flops, journal
31 12/27/2020 Daughter F 5 In need of winter coat, snow boots, pants, sweaters, socks. Clothing sizes: 6T, shoes/boots 10c boots size 11
32 12/27/2020 Son M 4 In need of pants, sweatshirts/hoody, winter coat, snow boots, socks. Clothing size 6T, shoes 10c long pants, 3 boxer underwear, 4 pair socks
33 12/27/2020 Son M 6 In need of pants, l/s t-shirts, winter coat, snow boots, socks underwear. BOYS SIZES: pants 8, t-shirts/hoody/coat 10, shoes/boots 2 youth 4 long pants, 2 shirts, 3 boxer underwear, 4 pair socks
34 12/26/2020 Daughter F 12 In need of pants, tops, winter coat, snow boots, socks and underwear. jeans 1 jrs., shirts/hoody/coat S jrs, shoes/boots 5 women's
35 1/6/2021 Family
M elder GIFT CARD TO SINGING HORSE joggin pants, T shirts and warm socks. some pantry food and hygiene things would be wonder canned and pkg. soups, pudding, sunflower, dried fruit seeds, crackers, beef boullions, loves vienna sausage fruit drinks This wonderful grand father has been battling cancer - but finally he seems to be making progress. For the first time in a long time he has not felt tired all the time and is finally able to do something and now there is the virus hitting the rez. hard. He would really appreciate any help he could get. He would appreciate if someone could donate a gift card to Singing Horse so that he can buy beading supplies to make earrings to sell so he can attend his brother funeral who died from Covid 19. jogging pants XL Tshirt (s/s) 2XL - loves different color blue ones warm socks 2 pairs of jogging pants, body soap, deodorant 4 cans steak & potato soup, 4 cans beef pot roast soup, 6 cans green beans, 2 - 6 oz dried apricots, 24 oz dried cranberries, 20 oz raisins, 12 pk pudding cups, 16 oz sunflower seeds, 60 oz 100% orange juice, beef bouillion, 21 oz cheese crackers, 17 oz ritz crackers, 24 cans vienna sausage $35 credit at Singing Horse
36 12/29/2020 Family
F 34 cleaning supplies - disinfectant, bleach, laundry detergent and soap and hygiene articles for her family. This young mother is trying very hard to get her house in order....Times have been tough and she has no extra money for cleaning supplies after she takes care of her 4 children. one all purpose cleaner, 2 sponges, nail clippers, shamp/cond, 2 body wash
37 1/8/2021 Family
F 30 Blankets (2 twin, 1 queen), cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, body soap, toothpaste & brushes. This young family is new to One Spirit. Like many other families on the reservation, this year has been exceptionally difficult and they are struggling to make ends meet. They are in need of basic necessities and clothing. Any donations will be very much appreciated. Thank you! 28 oz. shampoo, twin sherpa blanket, queen fleece blanket Girl 11- slip on sneakers size 8-1/8/21
38 1/8/2021 Daughter F 11 In need of a winter coat, tennis shoes (slip ons), underwear, leggings, socks, hoody. pants 9 jrs., tops XL jrs. (Medium women's), shoes 8, underwear 16 (kids) slip on sneakers size 8
39 12/22/2020 Daughter F 12 In need of a winter coat, leggings, hoody, winter boots, socks & underwear Pants 17 jrs., tops XXL jr.s (L women's) shoes 10 women's, underwear 9
40 12/29/2020 Family
M 48 Needs space heaters, pantry food, toilet paper, cleaning supplies, workboots, sharp knives for processing meat, food dehydrator He processes his own meat and needs sharp knives and a food dehydrator in order to preserve the meat and make it last Work boots size 10, 3X t-shirts dehydrator, space heater
41 12/29/2020 Family
F 58 Urgent need for space heaters, blankets of all sizes, laundry detergent, bleach, hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, winter jacket and snowboots, material to make masks This family of 10 really needs some help right now. They live in an older very drafty house and could really use heaters. Every time Brenda gets a blanket she gives it to one of her children so she doesn't have one right now. Please consider helping! Winter jacket size 2X, snowboots size 9 wide 2 Queen size Flannel blankets - one teal & one purple-12/28/20
42 12/27/2020 Daughter F 10 Winter clothing Girls size 10 warm shirts/pants, size 12 jacket 2 girls jackets size 12 Pack of girls masks (3)
43 12/27/2020 Daughter F 10 Winter clothing Girls size 10 warm shirts, pants, jacket size 12 girls jackets size 12 Pack of girls masks (3)
44 12/25/2020 Daughter F 36 Winter clothing Size XL winter jacket, size 9 snowboots size 10 Clarks boots, long sleeve top, dozen disposable gloves, 2 hair ties,
45 12/17/2020 Son M 28 Winter clothing Winter jacket size 3X, workboots size 12
46 12/17/2020 Son M 21 Winter jacket and workboots Winter jacket size 4X, workboots size 14
47 12/17/2020 Daughter F 11 Winter Clothing Women's size L warm shirts, size 10 jeans
48 12/17/2020 Daughter F 16 Needs winter clothing Has Down's Syndrome and needs leggings that are easy to pull up, Leggings size 18/20, winter jacket size Large (does not like fur at all)
49 12/31/2020 Family
F 38 Mom is still in need of clothing. Thank you all for the donations received! 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. $100 gift card for food -12/31/20
50 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
51 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,
52 12/22/2020 Family
56 Snow Boots This Elder is in need of some snow boots. Its been snowing today, so its urgent that she gets some boots asap. She will be very grateful. Shoe size 9 ADULT SIZE. Pair of snow boots - calf high-12/22/20