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. Woodcutters for One Spirit wood program are in need of work gloves and beanies (something to keep their ears warm). About 10 pairs of each are needed. Please send to the AYC and they will distribute to the wood cutters. Thank you!! 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. Some boys asked for body wash for boys. Can you help with some of these needs? 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 BERNADINE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 61 hand soap, fuzzy socks This generous, disabled grandmother is raising 5 of her grandchildren and is on a very limited income. She is asking little for herself. Her house is always cold and she does the best she can to give her grandchildren what they need. All needs met except for fuzzy slippers for grandmother and body wash. Thank you. M 5 - 1 hoodie sz 8 boy F 4 - 4 panties sz 8 girl ... F 61 - 1 pr muk luks slipper socks (jojoba oil), 1 pr fuzzy slipper socks 5 boxes Jiffy Muffin Mix - (corn muffin, blueberry, apple cinnamon), Chicken gravy Mix, 2 bars soap, 1 body butter, 1 box crayons, 1 reusable coloring cloth (dinosaurs)-10/31/19
Grandson M 5 winter coat, boots, winter clothes, underwear, hat, mittens This little boy is in kindergarten and loves dinosaurs. He is being raised by his grandmother who is on a limited income. He has outgrown all his clothes and needs winter clothing. coat size-9M (childrens) pants size-8R shirts size-7/8 boots size-13 1 hoodie sz 8 boy ...two pack Halloween wooden coloring activity thing, with markers. five pairs of socks, two Hot Wheels, pjs, 10 Pairs Kids Boys Crew Socks
Granddaughter F 4 winter coat, boots, underwear, hat, mittens This little girl is in Pre-K and is being raised by her grandmother. She likes Paw Patrol and Batman. She would love to have some warm winter clothes that fit. coat size-8 (childrens) pants size-8 shirts size-8 boots size-9 (children's) 4 panties sz 8 girl ...two pack Halloween wooden coloring activity thing, with markers. stuffed Paw Patrol dog, Paw Patrol coloring book, Paw Patrol Christmas book, and Paw Patrol put in water, and it expands wash cloth, and five pairs of socks, pjs, Size 8, 2 pair Pants, 2 Pr Jeans & 2 Long Sleeve Sweaters
Granddaughter F 0 Diapers, snowsuit/winter coat, wipes, socks This little girl is being raised by her grandmother and needs everything for winter. Any help you can give is appreciated. Diapers size-5 snowsuit size-2T Snowpants, 1 pair of 2T pants, 1 shirt 3 Books, 3 Knit hats, and 5 Holloween Pumpkin baskets with clothes and winter gear, pjs
Grandson M 2 Coat, winter clothes, boots, underwear, hat, mittens This two year old boy has a genetic disability and is being raised by his grandmother. He would love some warm winter clothes that fit so he can play outside He is a very big boy and needs big clothes Diapers size-7 Coat size-6/8 (childrens) pants size-6/8 shirts size-10/12 boots size-1 Wide two chubby toddler cars, and five pairs of socks,pjs, diapers, size 7, Count 78, Pack of 2
Grandson M 1 diapers, shoes, hat, mittens This one year old is growing bigger all the time. He has outgrown all his clothes and would like to play outside with his siblings if he had winter clothes. Diapers size-6 Shoes size-8 stuffed baseball, and a book with hand puppet finger animals. Jacket, 2 Long Sleeve Shirts, 2 pr Pants, now pants, pjs, toddler coat, Cotton Crew 18 Pair

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.

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1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
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With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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