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!
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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN ALLEN YOUTH CENTER NEEDS SHOES & SOCKS FOR KIDS!! Sizes needed for BOYS: Size 5 Big K; size 11 Mens; size 6.5 Big Kid; size 4 Big Kid; size 10 Mens; size 10.5 Mens; Size 12 Little Kid; Size 13 Big Kid; Size 13 Big Kid; Size 2 Little Kid. Sizes needed for GIRLS: Size 5, Big Kid; Size 9.5 Women's; Size 3 Youth; Size 1.5 Big Kid; Size 11, Little Kid; Size 2 Youth; size 2 Youth; Size 1 Big Kids; 12-18 mos; Toddler size 8.5; Size 3 Youth; Size 3 Big Kid; Size 12 Little Kid; Size 13, Little Kid. To support 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 63 Summer Clothing for Grandkids, hygiene articles and a bras and t shirts for Grandmother A grandmother who just lost her job and can't find one is asking for help in getting her grandchildren who she is raising clothing . She has had these children for a long time and life is really getting hard on the rez and another grand daughter is coming back to her. She said if it is between sending her something or the children - the children really need summer clothes. Bra 38D t Shirts 1X Various women size shorts, tops, tank tops , tank dresses, tshirts -5/20/19
Granddaughter F 9 Still needs Sandals - thank you for the clothing sent... This little girl who is 9 ....She says she is really growing up. She would really love some summer clothing - she has no clothes at all for summer sandals 4
Granddaughter F 11 Summer clothes - shorts, skirts, sneakers, T shirts, sandals Is in need of clothing and sandals This 11 year old is coming to grandma's to live and she has very little clothes She is a chunky girl. Her Birthday is in May. skirts 15/16 adult Shorts 15/16 Jr. Tops 1 X adult Sandals 9 2 sports bras, 2 tshirts, hair styling gels, nail polish,
Granddaughter F 10 Still needs Summer Sandals...or flip flops Grandmother say thank you for the clothing sent. She is a fifth grader now and could use some summer clothing and sandals. She does not have much clothing and can really use some. sandals size 7
Grandson M 8 Shorts, t shirts and sandals this little boy is growing fast and is very tall. None of his summer clothes fit from last year. Shorts 14 T Shirts 14/16 Sandals 7 shorts, 2 t-shirts

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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