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 Can you help these two teens get ready? Two young women who will go to boarding school this fall have asked if they can volunteer at the Allen Youth Center to earn needed items to take with them to school. Needs MET! The center is also in need of rods and reels for a fishing trip. Tackle is also needed. 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 JESSICA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 34 Clothing for children, hygiene products and pantry food A mother called asking for clothing for her children and food... The children have very little clothing and they are often short of food. She would appreciate any help she can get.....This last year has been a rough one for her and she is trying her hardest. 3T Carhart and insulated coveralls also 3 T -3/18/19
Son M 13 hi tops, socks, shirts boxers and T shirts This little boy really needs some sneakers - he is wearing his mothers as he has no shoes that fit.....He would be so happy if if could have hit tops as he loves to play basketball He would also love some new t shirtss, Sneakers 8 1/2 T shirts mens large Boxers 18/20 3 prs. boxers Sneakers size 8 1/2
Daughter F 7 skinny jeans, t shirts, shoes, socks and panties and a hoodie This little girl who loves to play with barbies really needs some nice clothes for school....She wanted everyone to know that she loves school Pants 7 shirts 8 shoes l - All Children Sizes Barbie hoodie, 2 Pr socks, 3 tshirts
Daughter F 15 jeans, t shirts sneakers, socks, hoodie and panties... This 9th grader is into sports, and loves to work on the computer in school. she is bright, intelligent and loves to play vollyball and basketball. She would really love some new clothes as her clothing is worn out. Pants 11/12 shirts Large Ladies shoes 9 hoodie ladies x large Athletic pants hoodie, T-shirt, sports bra, 2 Pr. Long pants, 3 Pr socks, winter scarf
Son M 1 All clothing and shoes - diapers size 5 This little boy is 20 months old could really use some clothes He keeps growing and has grown out of a couple of toys would be great. clothing 3T Shoes 6 Carthart jacket and insulated overalls. Diapers size 5 Wipes Car/plane toys

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.

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2. when your gift was sent
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