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 URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L, 30 gallon trash bags, kitchen broom. Wopila tanka. FOR THE KITCHEN: Large cake pans, Large muffin pans, Large baking pans, Large cookie sheet pans, loaf pans, dish towels, flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, coffee cups, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, plastic containers for collecting dirty dishes, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, food storage containers;
WOUNDED KNEE SERVICE CENTER MANDERSON URGENT NEED for SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND 200 BACKPACKS Students in 11 schools and 3 Headstart programs in the Wounded Knee Cap Center need backpacks and supplies for the school year. Please indicate what age (elementary, middle school or high school) you are sending for. High schoolers can use calculators and other school supplies for those in advanced grades. This CAP office serves students in Rockyford, Wounded Knee and Manderson.

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 62 School clothes and school supplies for her grandchildren. A grandmother who just lost her job and can't find one is asking for help in getting her grandchildren who she is raising clothes and supplies. She has had these children for a long time and is really worried how she is going to get them clothing . SCHOOL HAS STARTED AND THEY HAVE THEY DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH CLOTHES. 5 pair Athletic shoes - Mens sz 15, Womens sz 9, Boys sz 4Y, Girls sz 4Y, Girls sz 3Y-9/10/18
Granddaughter F 9 School Clothes - jeans or leggins , t shirts, socks, sneakers & hoodie or sweater School supplies - 24 crayons, 2 pink erasers, 2 glue sticks, l sm. glue bottle, pencil box, 8 markers, 8 colored pencils, # 2 pencils, l pr. scissors, highlighter 3 notebooks & folder Has rec'd back pack This little girl who is turning 9 next month....She says she is really growing up. She really needs some clothes for school and hope that she gets a back pack and some school supplie to start school. Pants 12 child shirts 12/14 Shoes 3 shoes, shoes
Granddaughter F 17 School Clothes - jeans, leggings,, t shirts, socks, sneakers & hoodie School supplies -, 2 glue sticks, pencil case, , 8 colored pencils, # 2 pencils, l pr. scissors, highlighter 3 notebooks, calculator, binder & paper, pens & folder Has rec'd back pack She said thank you - to anyone who sends her clothes. she really appreciates it. She said she really needs them. Pants 15/16 Junior or Adult shirts XXL Adults shoes 8 1/2/9 shoes
Granddaughter F 10 School Clothes - jeans or leggings , t shirts, socks, sneakers & hoodie or jkt. School supplies - 24 crayons, 2 glue sticks, l sm. glue bottle, pencil box, 8 markers, 8 colored pencils, # 2 pencils, 2 pink erasers, l pr. scissors, highlighter 3 notebooks & folder Rec'd back pack She has really grown over winter and nothing fits her. She is starting the 5th grade and would like to look nice. Pants 14 Child shirts 14/16 child sneakers 4 shoes, shoes
Grandson M 8 School Clothes - jeans, t shirts, socks, sneakers & hoodie School supplies - 24 crayons, 2 glue sticks, l sm. glue bottle, pencil box, 8 markers, 8 colored pencils, # 2 pencils, l pr. scissors, highlighter 3 notebooks & folder Have rec'd back pack this little boy is growing fast and is very tall. None of his clothes from last year fit. Jeans 16 T shirts 16 Shoes 4 shoes, shoes

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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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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