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 NEW LISTING: Can you pitch in and help the center gear up for summer activities? Needed are: guitar lessons video and/ or books, key board piano lessons video and/or books, drum lessons video and/or books, crafts material like acrylic paint(variety colors), paint brushes, bird house and/or bird feeder kits, jewelry making kits, material and batting/quilting for sewing projects, tie dye shirt making, feminine products, large coffee pot, fishing poles, skate boards, bikes youth & adult size (would like to have prizes for clean up with land pollution and Karaoke sessions), work boots for men/women, work gloves. TO MAKE A CASH DONATION to the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website The center cannot process your cash donation.

If you are interested in making a donation to the CHEYENNE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 24 Clothing for children and herself.. warm blankets, hygiene articles and baby care items, and pantry food this young mother is asking for help with clothing for her five children...she said she greatly appreciates when anyone helps her. she wasn't going to ask for anything for herself - but I pushed her and she admited she needed help too. Jeans 9 Sweat 7 - 9 (med) shirts Med shoes 8 or 8 1/2 Coat Large Size 5 coat and thermal bottoms for toddler-12/5/18
Daughter F 2 shirts, leggins shirts, socks - shoes, snowboots, Coat, hat & mittens body lotion and body wash this little girl is as cute as a button but a little chubby. she needs stretchy clothes.... pants 5T leggins shirts size 6T Shoes 7 - has wide feet Coat 5 Size 5 coat and thermal bottoms
Son M 0 clothing AND winter coat or snow suit. He is the baby of the family and he really needs clothing and a coat. He has been sick lately so he needs to stay warm. 9 -12 months Clothing coat 12 month shoes 3 baby hoodie, jeans, onesie
Son M 4 Pants, shirts, underwear, socks, shoes, , hat, gloves, snow boots He is coming out of diapers and needs big boy underwear. He will be going to head start this fall and needs some clothes. Underwear 6 Pants 6 shirts 6 shoes 12
Son M 6 sweats, t shirts. underwear socks,, shoes,, hat & gloves This little boy is very slender - so if sending jeans they would have to be 7 slim skinny jeans. His Mom says he is happy with sweats. Jean 7 slim or sweats shirts 7 Shoes 13 shoes, 4 boxers

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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