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!
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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 ELIZABETH family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Pair of soft flats, clothes for grandkids, pantry food and hygiene articles This elderly soft spoken grandmother is asking for some shoes for herself and grandchildren. She has very little .. She could really use some pantry food as she often runs out. She is a a lovely grandma whose whole life revolves around her grandchildren. shoes 5 1/2 = would love a pair of soft flats. F in 8th grade - 1 pr shorts, lounge pants, fleece leggings, yoga pants, l/s, 4 s/s... Manicure kit, 3 black hair wraps, 4 pk adult toothbrush, 1 child toothbrush, toothpaste & floss (spiderman), 2 lip balm, chicken bullion cubes, mashed potato mix, bag of caramel apple werthers, box of Orange gelatin, 2 bars soap, 16 rainbow colored hair elastics, 8 double sided markers, 2 pens, 2 red pens, boy's pencil bag w/ crayons, pencils, child scissors, etc... Child activity pad & an adult coloring book-7/1/20 EmergenC packets, Rubbermaid 40-count food storage containers, ziploc bags, 4# dried red beans, 6# dried great northern beans, 4# dried black beans, 8# dried pinto beans, 2 boxes organic black tea, Maxwell house coffee, nonfat dry milk, 10# cornmeal, 2 containers steel cut oats, 20# flour, 2# himalayan pink salt, 8# brown sugar, 16# pure cane sugar, 20# jasmine rice, organic olive oil, 20# pancake mix, maple syrup, shampoo, 3-pack toothpaste, 6-count toothbrushes, 20 bars ivory soap.
Grandson M 6 STILL NEEDS SHORTS, T SHIRTS AND SLIP ON SANDALS A little boy who has lived with his grandma most of his life would love some summer clothes and a pair of slip on sandals.He loves to play with cars and legos. A sprinkler to cool off in the summer heat would be fantastic.....Temperatures are often reaching high 90's and a 100. Shirts 8 shorts 7/8 shoes 1 or 2 1 multipack of toy cars
Granddaughter F STILL NEEDS - shorts or jean shorts, T shirts and sandals this petite 8th grader loves fashion and is trying really hard in school. She is graduating 8th grade this year.... pants 3 Jr. shirts med. jr. Sandals 9

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


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