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 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 LISA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Clothing for her children and hygiene items. This mother called and asked for help with clothing for her children....It is a large family that lives in the country. She said she need nothing - but only wants her children to be taken care of..... For F 10 - 2 pairs of regular jeans size 12, 5 t-shirts For M 9 - 2 pairs of regular jeans size 12, 5 t-shirts-7/1/20
Daughter F 11 regular jeans, t shirts, panties, socks & sneakers She is going into the 5th grade this year and can't wait for school to start. She loves to go outside and play with her sister. She has outgrown all her clothes Reg. jeans - not skinny 12 Husky or jogging pants Shirts 14 Shoes 4 1/2 or 5 5 5-shirts,shoes, 2 pr socks underwear
Son M 10 jeans, t shirts, underwear, socks and sneakers He is going into the 4th grade this year....He is all boy loves to play outside and play with cars and trucks. his clothing no longer fits. Jeans 12 Huskie or jogging pants Shirts 14 Shoes 6 5 tshirts underwear
Son M 17 jeans/sweats, T shirts, socks, hi tops for basketball he is a 17 year old boy who loves basketball. He tries hard to help his mother with the kids. He would love some hi tops to play basketball. Jeans or sweats 18 Mens T shirts XL Shoes 11 1/2 pants, shoes
Daughter F 18 jeans - reg. fit, T shirts, panties sneakers She really needs help with some clothing - she likes to look nice but her clothes are all worn out. Pants 15 (jr) T shirts XL Adult Shoes 7 1/2 underwear, shoes
Son M 3 Summer shorts or sweats , tshirts, shoes & socks Body wash and shampoo for children He is turning 4 at the end of this month and is a big boy - a little chubby.....He really needs someclothes. Clothing 7; Sandals 11 1/2 2 shorts underwear
Daughter F 8 Leggings, T shirts, socks, panties and sneakers She is going to be in 2nd grade this coming year.....and she is so happy. She loves to play outside but also play with Barbies This child likes to wear leggings rather than jeans. Leggings 8 ,,, Tshirts 10 Shoes 3 2 pr leggings underwear
Son All clothing - born 3/17/20 and baby care items He is the new baby in the family and is growing fast - he has outgrown all his clothing and his mom is hoping someone will help her. 3 - 6 months 10 to 12 pieces of clothing 1 small stuffed animal

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


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