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 We're having a "Shower" for the Allen Youth Center. Items requested: Construction paper, stapler, tape with dispenser, glue, cupcake pan liners; comfortable, inviting, soft and colorful furniture, beanbag chairs, throw pillows, end tables, lamps, area rugs, throw afghans, colorful items! Cupcake pans, dishes, bowls, spoons, forks, big pots, pans, cooking utensils, serving dishes (they are feeding kids and need lots of dishes - enough for 50 people or so), large serving utensils and cooking utensils (cooking utensils should be big), big pots for soup and stew, large skillets, large sauce pans. Sturdy utensils - enough spoons, forks, table knives for 50 or so and . "Wopila Tonka"

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 61 Winter outer clothing, hats & gloves Grandmother also needs a winter coat. A grandmother who just lost her job is asking for help in getting her grandchildren who she is raising clothing for the winter. She has had these children for a long time and is really worried how they will get get through the winter. Winter Coat size XL (ladies) Cocoa Puffs Cereal 60 Gallon Storage Bags, Black Pepper, 2 Lemon Bars mix, Instant Dry Milk, 2 dried mashed potatoes, 4 Sweet Corn, 4 Green Beans Whole Powdered Eggs 4 SPAM Original, 2 Nabisco Variety Cookies 2 Crest Toothpaste, 4 Medium Egg Noodles, Mandarin Oranges 15 oz, Pineapple Chunks 20 oz, Pear Slices 15 oz, Fruit Cocktail 14.5 oz, Chocolate Chip cookie mix, 16 Ritz Everything with cream cheese cracker snacks, 2 8 pack Keebler Variety crackers 10 bars Dial Antibacterial Soap, 2 Oral-B Dental Floss, 8 1 lb. Spaghetti, 5 lbs Elbow Macaroni, 12 Tuna in Water, Olive Oil 75 DenTek Dental Picks, Equate Mouth Rinse, 4 Chicken Breast with Rib Meat 12.5 oz, Peach Slices 14.5 oz 12 Colgate Tooth Brushes, 12 Vienna Sausages, Peanut Butter Cookie Mix, Vegetable Oil, 16 Nabisco Bacon with Cheese Cracker snacks, 9 stuffed stockings 4 Monster High dolls, 4 pair Wool socks, 3 pair wool socks, 2 pair women's wool cashmere socks, 2 pair handmade slippers, Curious George stuffed animal, handmade shawl, 3 stuffed stockings Nail Polish Set of 12, Hot Wheels 15 Truck Storage, Hanes Ecosmart Hoodie, Hoodie - Floral Print, Wicking Fleece Hoodie, NBA Chicago Bulls Long Sleeve Tee, 2 Hot Wheels Monster Jam Tour Favorites, 5 pair Women's winter wool cashmere casual socks, Professional Nail Care kit, $25 Amazon Gift Card, 90 pcs Mix colors Elastic hair bands, Hair Styling Twister Clips, Fashion Headbands, UNO game, 4 handmade Stocking Hats, 2 pair handmade slippers, 1 handmade cowl 11 Books, 15 XBOX games 1 Purple/black Winter Knit Hat, 2 Pink Winter Knit hats, 4 Beaniemen's Hat Scarf set 2 sets of 2 Winter Pom Pom Beanie Hat with Warm Fleece Lining, Ski Gloves Dark Blue Large 6 Waterproof Leather Gloves, 2 Pink Winter Snow Gloves Medium, 2 Winter Warm Windproof Outdoor Ski Gloves Black Kids Medium
Husband M 63 Winter coat, hat & gloves Grandfather is asking for a winter coat. His coat is worn out. xxxL Winter Coat

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.

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2. when your gift was sent
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4. the expected delivery date
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