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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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F GRANDMOTHER IS DESPERATE FOR SHOES FOR CHILDREN - THEIR SHOES ARE ALL WORN OUT... A HEATER IS NEEDED FOR THE BASEMENT - SOME OF CHILDREN SLEEP THERE AND THERE IS NO HEAT. A grandmother who is raising 9 grandchildren is asking for help with clothing and shoes for her grandchildren. They Range in age from a toddler to a few who are starting college on the rez. She has hopes and dreams for her kids - and as they have very little clothing - she wants them to look as nice as the other kids. 2 space heaters
Granddaughter F 18 school clothing - pants, shirts, hoodie, shoes, socks, panties, hygiene articles This 18 year ol girl is in the 11th grade and says she is really trying hard to get good grades. She loves beading and arts and crafts. Pants 7 Jr. shirts med/Large shoes 7 1/2 or 8 1 pair jeans, 1 hoodie, long pants, headband
Grandson M 9 pants, shirts, shoes, socks & hoodie, underwear This ten year old litle boy loves school and is in 3rd grade. He also loves playing with his cousin. Pants 12 sirts 14 shoes 2 or 2 1/2 2 pair jeans, 1 T-shirt, 1 l/s shirt, sneakers, 2 pair socks
Grandson M 8 Pants, shirts, hoodie, shoes, socks, boxers This 8 yr. old little boys is starting 2nd grade and he can't wait. He says he loves his grandma and his cousin. Pants 10 shirts 12/14 shoes l or 1 1/2 3 pair jeans, 1 l/s shirt, sneakers, 2 pair socks
Grandson M 14 pants, shirts, hoodie, shoes, socks (long), boxers This 14 year old boy is going to boarding school and is in the 10th grade. He loves basketball and would love a pair of high tops for basketball.... Pants 18 shirts Mens Med. shoes 8 1/2 or 9 2 T-shirts, 2 l/s shirts, sneakers, 2 pair socks
Grandson M 18 school clothes, socks long, hi tops, hoodie & boxers He is 16 and is going to little Wound HS and is a senior this year. He hopes to go college when he graduates....He loves all sports - especially basketball and says he really needs high tops for it. Pants 30/32 Shirts Mens Med shoes 9 1/2 or 10 2 T-shirts, 1 l/s shirt, 2 jeans, sneakers, 2 pair crew socks
Granddaughter F 19 skinny jeans, shirts, shoes, socks, hoodie & panties this 17 year old girl is starting 11th grade. she loves doing arts and crafts, she is petite - only 5'3" Pants 5 shirts 7/9 shoes 8 1 pair jeans, 2 tank tops, 4 t-shirts, 3 l/s shirts, 1 light zipper hoodie, 1 hoodie, 1 pair sweatpants, 6 pair socks
Granddaughter F 13 Pants, shirts, hoodie, panties, shoes, socks. hygiene articles This 13 year old girl is going to boarding school for the first time and is a little scared and excited. too. she would love to have some nice clothes for school. She loves Basketball. Pants 7/8 Shirts M/L Jr. shoes 8 1 pair jeans, 1 hoodie
Great Granddaughter F 2 This little girls needs clothing and shoes.....and pull ups. this chubby little girl has outgrown all her clothes leggins would probably be the best - so she can pull them on. Pants 5/6 shirtss 6 shoes 9 toddle 3 T-shirts, 1 leggings, 2 sweatpants, 1 l/s shirt, 3 hoodies, 70 count pull-ups, 1 pair shoes
Granddaughter F 19 skinny jeans, tops, hoodie, socks and loves high tops This 19 year old girl will be a freshman in college this year She will be a business major and says she wants to become someone. Pants 3 shirts small/med... shoes 6 1/2 or 7 2 pair jeans, 2 T-shirts, 1 pair sweatpants, 1 zipper hoodie

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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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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