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 SOPHIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 71 Winter coat, socks, gloves, hat, zip-up boots, sweat pants, t shirts, cat food, litter This disabled great grandmother is raising her great granddaughter on a limited income. She is doing the best she can to provide for her family and could use some winter clothing. coat size-L boots size-8 sweat pants size-M shirts size-M one pack of underwear for 6 yo girl one l/s t-shirt for 6 yo girl 2 wool hats 1 pack of applesauce snack cups-11/22/19
Great Granddaughter F 6 winter coat, underwear, snacks, backpack and school supplies, socks This kindergartener is being raised by her great grandmother. Her favorite color is purple. She likes to color and do her ABC's. She would like a warm coat for the winter. She also needs underwear and would like some snacks and a backpack and school supplies. Boots size-13 Coat size-12 pants size-10 shirts size-10 1 lg green Jansport backpack w/padded shoulder straps, 3 sharpeners, 1 pink eraser, 4 Christmas erasers, 3 pencil top erasers, MyBlox small toy, 4 wide ruled composition books (2 purple), 12 spiral 1 subject wide ruled notebooks, Finding Dory charms bracelet & stickers, Frozen art kit, 1 pr purple scissors, sidewalk chalk, 5 early learning books, jump-rope, 2 US foam puzzles, 1 numbers foam puzzle, 1 goodie bag of hair stuff and small toys, hair accessories, 1 ceramic bank, 1 stuffed angel bear, pink light up ball, 5 folders, 1 wooden ruler, 1 plastic fingertip ruler, 1 pencil/makeup bag, box of 24 crayons, 4 sparkle gel pens, 5 glue sticks, 5 blue Bic pens, 2 black ink pens, 3 purple ink pens, 3 lg highlighters, 2 Clik it pencils, 12 pk of sharpened colored pencils, 16 sharpened #2 pencils, small red memo book, foam shapes/stickers numbers and letters hat, pants, 3 pr crew sox
Husband M 71 Winter coat, hat, gloves, boots, socks, pants, shirts, snow boots This disabled great grandfather tries to provide for his family on a small income but is unable to purchase winter clothing. Any help is appreciated. Coat size-2X boots size-11 pants size-42/32 shirts size-XL hiking boots, 4 pr sox
Son M 54 Coat, Boots, socks, hat, gloves, pants, t-shirts, boxers This disabled man lives with his parents and would appreciate some warm winter clothing. Coat size-2X Boots size-12 pants size-46x34 shirts size-2X
Grandson M 21 Winter coat, hat, gloves, Boots, sweat pants (without elastic on bottom), socks, cotton shirts, t-shirts, boxers This young man is being raised by his grandparents and attends college. He would like some warm winter clothes. His favorite color is black. Coat size-XL Boots size-11 sweat pants size-XL shirts size-XL

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
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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