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 children at the AYC would like to learn baking skills. They are in need of ingredients: baking powder & soda, salt & pepper, sugar (white, brown & powdered), flour, yeast, tea, cake & cookie mixes, frosting, eggs, vegetable oil, Crisco shortening, powdered milk, vanilla. "Wopila Tonka"

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 61 Winter outer clothing, hats & gloves and a pair of basketball shoes for her grandson. 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.
Granddaughter F 16 Needs ski type jkt., hat & gloves , socks Personal hygiene articles - often the girls can't go to school certain times of month for lack of products. She said thank you - to anyone who sends her clothes Coat size XL Adult or junior Maxithins Individually Wrapped Super Maxi Sanitary Napkins, 24 Packs of 12, 288 Total Napkins
Grandson M 14 Pull over hoodie - schools colors are red or black. long socks and basketball shoes....he is desperate for some so he can play. This young man who is 14 and is 6'4" really needs a hoodie. Grandma can't find clothes for him. He loves basketball......He is currently wearing grandpa's sweater and grandpa is getting cold. He is also desperate for basketball shoes - he only has a pair of boots. The sneakers he had last year wore out and his family can't afford any. shirts XXL (probably Tall) shoes - size 15
Granddaughter F 9 winter jkt., hat & gloves Needs a coat so she can play in the snow Coat = large child
Granddaughter F 8 winter jkt., hat & gloves she says she needs a coat & gloves so she can play outside with her cousin. coat large child
Granddaughter F 8 winter jkt, hat & gloves She hopes she will get a coat - because she says it is really cold here. Coat XL child
Granddaughter F 13 winter coat, hat, gloves Really needs a winter coat coat - large Jr.
Granddaughter F 14 winter coat, hat, gloves She does not have a winter coat - really needs one. coat large Jr.
Granddaughter F 10 winter jkrt hat, gloves Really needs a ski type jkt. does not have a coat. Coat - ladies large

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
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
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With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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