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*

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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers, shampoo, body soap, laundry soap, and lotion. Blankets have been also requested by some families. 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 LEOLA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 65 A grandmother is asking for help with clothing for her grandchildren This grandmother tries to support herself beading - but like so many on the rez it is hard to find buyers.....She is trying to support her grandsons -but just got 2 more grandchildren to raise... activities for the kids - colored pencils, crayons, activity books, lol doll, etc-6/13/20
Daughter F 7 This little girl is in need of summer clothing shorts, tops and panties She will be a first grader this year...and she can't wait. she has long hair so some hairbands and ties would also be great. she loves to read beginner books, play with LOL dolls, and make doll houses......She just came to grandma's to live she would love to have a LOL doll to love. Shorts 8 Shirts 8/10 12 headbands 2 LOL dolls (hair elastics) 8 shirts, 4 shorts, 7 pack underpants 4 easy reader books, sneakers size 10.5
Grandson M 5 This little boy is in need of summer clothes - shorts t shirts briefs and velcro seakers He is tall and chunky and as big as his sister....He is very hard on sneakers so his grandmother would like some velcro sandals that he can manage on his own.....He loves dinosaurs.... Clothing sizes: 7 Sandals 10 dinosaur book, 7 shirts, 4 shorts, 1 pr bumper sandals, 4 pack underpants, Lego Jurassic World, Dino cars 6 pack
Grandson M 11 Needs - basket ball shorts, t shirts, His Grandma says he is a little husky.....and has out grown all his clothes. Nothing fits from last year and he really needs spring and summer clothes. He loves to run like his father. shorts - 30 inch waist T shirts s adult Shoes 8 2 pr basketball shorts each 3 shirts each 3 boxers, 2 pair crew socks, 2 T-shirts, sneakers size 8.5
Grandson M 15 Basketball shorts, t shirts, socks, boxers and hi tops He is very slender and he really needs some summer clothing. He plays the Uke and loves to paint and draw - but has no supplies. Like most kids he loves basketball. He would love to have some supplies. He is a wonderful kid - who is musical, artistic and sees the world in positive light. Waist 30 T shirts large Adult (would love some graffic ones hi tops 9 1/2 2 pr basketball shorts each 3 shirts each 3 boxers, sketching set, 2 pair crew socks, 2 T-shirts , high tops size 9.5

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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