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 IF YOU SEND TO THE AYC, PLEASE PUT % of JENNIFER RICHARDS. Travis Thunder Bull is no longer associated with the center. The Allen Youth Center also needs diapers size 5, 4, 3, 2 sizes(a few parents inquired to volunteer for diapers.) Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. 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 MARJORIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 70 Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toilet paper, paper towels, maxi pads, trash bags, tin foil, sandwich and freezer baggies, laundry & dish soap, Clorox, This elder just took in a family of four and could use help with household supplies and the new family could use clothes. Boy 6- hoodie, 2 pr long pants, 3 pr briefs, 3 tshirts, basketball shorts-1/10/20
Friend M 7 socks, shoes, hat, gloves, pajamas This second grader just moved and has no clothes that fit. He likes to play outside and would like a winter coat and clothes. Shoes size-2 Coat size-10 pants size-10R pajamas size-10 Sz 10 Jacket, 1 pr Jeans, 1 pr Sweats, 4 Pr Boxer Briefs, Zip Hoodie, 2 Long Sleeve T-Shirts,
Friend M 12 t-shirts, pants, shoes, coat, socks, underwear, hat, gloves, pajamas This 6th grader just moved and is staying with this family. He has outgrown all his clothes and could use some new clothes. T-shirts size-L (Mens) pants size-34x30 shoes size-9.5 coat size-XL (Youth) pajamas size-L (Youth) youth coat and snowpants
Friend M 6 shoes, socks, underwear, pants, hat, gloves, pajamas This 1st grader just moved with his family with friends. He has no winter clothes and would like some. Coat size-M (Youth) Shoes size-13.5 (boys) Pants size-8 Slim Pajamas size-8 Jacket Sz 8, 4 Mini Cans Play Doh & Misc. Cars
Friend F 5 shirts, coat, hat, gloves, shoes, pajamas, underwear, socks This first grader needs winter clothes since her family just moved and she doesn't have clothes that fit. Her favorite color is pink. shirts size-5/6 Coat size-6 shoes size-12 pajamas size-6 Girl 5 Yr: Jacket & Snowpants Sz 6, Felt play set * For Children: 550 Pc. Puzzle, 2 Search & Find Books

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.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

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
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With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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