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.

If you are interested in making a donation to the PHYLLIS family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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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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


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