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 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 KATHY family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 69 GRANDMOTHER IS DESPERATE FOR help with clothing for her grandchildren and Towels A grandmother has had back surgery and other medical conditions....Luckily grandpa is there to help out. She wants them to look as nice as the other kids, and is hoping someone will be able to help her out. They are really having a hard time. She said this is a really large family and they really need towels.
Grandson M 6 years Pants, shirts, and shorts for summer He is in Kindergarten this year and like all boys he is growing fast and loves to play with trucks. He really needs some new clothes.
Granddaughter F 5 This little girls needs leggins, tops She is a happy little girl who is very happy ALL THE TIME. She loves kindergarten and loves to play with legos and loves to color.....She would love to have a few more legos. stretchy leggings s 8 shirts 8/10
Grandson M 21 jeans (slim fit preferred), hoodie. T shirts and socks He is a senior in High School and is hoping to go college when he graduates...It hasn't always been easy for him but he is graduating..He loves all sports - especially basketball and says he really needs high tops for it. hoodie - mens large Jeans 30/32 T shirts large
Grandson M 12 jeans or joggers , T shirts, boxers, socks and pull over hoodie Basketball shorts This eleven year old litle boy loves school and is in 5th grade. He is now lliving with grandma and has arrived with very little..... He loves to build model plane kids and do puzzles... Jeans 16 husky or joggers 16 /18 T shirts mens Large Pull over Hoodie mens large
Grandson M 10 jeans, t shirts, socks,, hoodie , boxers 12 and basketball shorts 12/14 This 10 yr. old little boy has come back to Grandma's. He has very little things. He loves puzzles and small cars. He is excited because he will be 11 in May. Pants 12 shirts 14 Pullover Hoodie 14 Boxers 12 A

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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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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