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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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN STUFFED ANIMALS: Could we get these sweet children some stuffed animals and dolls? The director says that the girls using pillows as pretend dolls and animals during their playtime. The center also needs: hand-held mixer, large capacity (64 oz.)blender capable of blending ice BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS The new program director at the Allen Youth Center is asking for your help in getting books into the hands of the Allen children. Specifically requested are the Junie B. Jones series and Newbery Award books. Stay tuned for more titles......Children coming to the center range in age from 5 to 17 years old. GAMES, GAMES, GAMES: The center could also use: Games such as playing cards, Uno Cards, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry, Trouble, Checkers. The center also needs toys: dolls with clothes, and building blocks. TO MAKE A CASH DONATION to the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website http://www.nativeprogress.org/en/. The center cannot process your cash donation.

If you are interested in making a donation to the PAULINE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
PAULINE
F 68 sewing machine, full-size sheets and warm comforters, pillows, clothes & socks, food & pantry items, laundry/dish soap, body soap & shampoo, toilet paper; towels & washcloths; Pauline is raising several grandchildren & would greatly appreciate having a sewing machine. She'd like to teach the children how to mend clothes as well as do some sewing on her own. Heaven would be having a full-size mattress. What she sleeps on is beyond worn out. The family is in urgent need of clothing and full-size winter comforters. It is so very cold in their house especially at night, the walls are so thin. shoes size 6.5 wide; ankle length socks; leggings size M; T-shirts size XL men; low-rise nylon briefs size 7; warm winter coat size 1X; winter gloves size L inflatable bed with mattress topper Bed-in-a-Bag Complete Bedding Set ( Sheet Set, Pillow Cases) Pillow, 2 Count space heater, 40 oz. Pine Sol, 32 oz. shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste
Granddaughter F 10 clothes, winter gloves GIRL SIZES: shoes size 3 (would like hi-tops if possible); pants and tops size 10; winter coat size 10; underwear size 10
Grandson M 4 clothes, socks, winter hat & gloves shoes size 13T; jeans (adjustable waste) size 8; sweats & shirts size 8; undies size 8; winter coat size 8-10
Granddaughter F 19 clothes, winter gloves ADULT SIZES: shoes size 9; shirt size M; leggings size 16 long; underwear size 7; hoodie size L l/s T-shirt, sweater, dress, light hoodie, bra, 3 panties
Grandson M 15 clothes, socks, winter hat & gloves ADULT SIZES: pants size 36x36; shirt size L; shoes size 13; underwear briefs size 36/L socks, l/s T-shirt
Grandson M 24 clothes, socks, winter hat & gloves shoes size 13; pants size 36x34; shirt size 2X; underwear boxers size XL
Grandson M 16 clothes, socks, winter hat & gloves MEN SIZES: jeans size 33x32; shirt size L; shoes size 10; underwear boxers size 33/M; warm hoodie size XL
Grandson M 18 clothes, socks, winter hat & gloves ADULT SIZES: jeans size 32x34; shirt size XL Long; shoes size 12.5; underwear boxers size 32/M

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

WAYS TO HELP OKINI

The Okini program is a great way to make a difference in the life of a Lakota 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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