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 IF YOU SEND TO THE AYC, PLEASE PUT % of JENNIFER RICHARDS. Travis Thunder Bull is no longer associated with the center. The Allen Youth Center also needs diapers size 5, 4, 3, 2 sizes(a few parents inquired to volunteer for diapers.) Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. 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 WILMA ROSE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 50 Winter clothing for grand kids. F 6 - fleece l/s w/ hood ... - F 18 - jean skirt, 3 pr tights, s/s, l/s light cardigan, l/s, 1 pr socks, lip balm ... -- hair elastics for the young girls, bag of hard candy, 1 bath towel-12/8/19
Daughter F 18 Stretchy skinny jeans (long), t shirts, panties, socks This 11th grader has grown tall (5'8") and her pants are too short. She needs long skinny jeans.....She has had a rough past year with surgeries and an infection. She is finally able to go back to school and all of her clothes are too big. She said she really needs long stretchy skinny jeans She would also love some ramen noodles as it is still difficult to eat. jeans 12 T shirts Large 10 shirts, sweaters
Granddaughter F 6 She just came back to grandma's permanently and came with nothing.....She needs all clothing, shoes, socks and pants & shirts She is a pretty little girl who just came back to grandma's to live permanently came with no winter clothing - grandma really needs help. Pants 7 Shirts 7/8 Coat 7 Shoes 11 Snowboots 12 hoodie, pajamas, 3 pr no-show socks 1 pair jeans, 1 l/s shirt, 1 hoodie
Granddaughter F 6 Hat, mittens and would love hair accessories She is happiest when she is drawing and coloring and having her hair fixed..
Granddaughter F 6 sneakers, pants, shirts, socks & undies & hair accessories She just came back to grandmas with 2 outfits - grandmother really needs help in clothing her....she has no warm clothing. Clothing 7 Sneakers 11 snowboots 12
Grandson M 7 pants (joggers) and jeans, HAT AND MITTENS - He is a tall Little boy - and he has outgrown all of his clothes. His brother has just gotten a sponsor and he hopes one day he will have one too....Besides running as fast as the wind - he loves to play with action figures. He told me he would love some snacks - cause he said he never gets any. He is a real cutie. jeans, Pants 12 husky 1 pair of jeans,
Grandson M 3 Desperate for pants (joggers with elastic bottem) He has grown alot and like all little boys is rough and tough. Clothing 6 pair of long johns, 2 undershirts, 1 pair mittens

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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3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

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