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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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN To make a cash donation to the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website The center cannot process your cash donation. URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, paper towels, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L for cleaning, 30 gallon trash bags. FOR THE KITCHEN: flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, dish towels

If you are interested in making a donation to the RUDELL family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 52 Pantry food and hygiene articles - clothing for grandchildrlen. An elder who is living with his son and grandchildren - is often running out of food and could really use help. He said he is tired of going to bed hungary and the children not having clothes to wear. girls size 12 jeans, snow pants, tops, new underwear, new socks, new gloves, hat-12/13/18
Granddaughter F 12 years clothing for school - jeans, tshirts, panties, socks, shoes , warm hoodie Winter coat, hat, gloves and snow boots - she has no winter outer clothing. Her grandfather says she is very petite for her age -- so skinny jeans would be best.....She has very little clothing and really needs some so she can be dressed as others in school. Jeans 12 Shirts 12 Shoes 7 coat, flannel shirt jeans, snow pants, tops, underwear, socks,gloves, hat skinny jeans, juicy couture hoodie, beanie baby, winter boots
Grandson M 10 jeans, shirts, shoes & socks, winter coat, snowboots He has very little and loves living with his grandpa and father. He is in need of all clothing - but would really love a basketball. Pants 16 Shirts 18 or mens med. Shoes 7 1/2 coat 18/20 Winter coat, winter gloves, waterproof boots, 2 pr. jeans, 4 l/s t-shirts socks, basketball
Son M 28 clothing - jeans, t shirts, warm hoodie, hat, gloves and a pair of hi tops His sneakers are falling apart and he is desperate for clothing..... Jeans 34/33 T shirts XL Shoes 10 1/2 Hoodie XL - Nike sneakers, winter boots

On behalf of the Lakota Families of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit,
we thank you for your kindness and generous heart.


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Please consider the following when deciding what items to send:

1. Clothing should be new, or if used, clean and in like-new condition

2. A good rule of thumb is if you would use it for yourself or your family, then it's good

3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

4. Weapons are not permitted


The Okini program is a great way to make a difference in the life of a Lakota family.

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Upon receipt of this completed form, One Spirit will send a response to you via email. We will provide you with instructions on sending the items to your selected family.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
5. a question or comment

With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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