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*

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We are excited that our new Lakota-based transition team is stepping in to help manage Okini!

We are very grateful for the support that has allowed the Okini program to fulfill so many urgent needs for the Lakota people.

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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers, shampoo, body soap, laundry soap, and lotion. Blankets have been also requested by some families. To provide financial support for 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 COLLEEN family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 68 She asked if it was possible for someone to help her out with snow tires. She knows it is alot to ask for but her tires are bald.... 235x70R16i This Elder needs help in clothing her Grandchildren and with some beading supplies. She is 68 years young and said she has to stay young because she is raising her grandchildren......She supports this family by beading... she is quite skilled and says it is a labor of love. She is hoping that someone can help her with clothing for the kids she wanted to thank the person that got her the gift cards - she has been there to pick it up and all ready using them..... 3 bars soap, deck of cards, box of 48 colors, 12 color pencils 8 small suckers, 8 jumbo rainbow hair elastics, 4 ponytail elastics Beading credit at Singing Horse Trading Post $100 beading credit at Singing Horse Trading Toy train clothing, Books All weather tires
Grandson M 11 sweats, t shirts, hoodie, socks for 6 shoe ,boxers. He is in 5th grade and loves to play basketball. He is doing the virtual school this year but is hoping next year he can go to school. sweat pants size 14 Shirt; 14/16 boy 11 2 shirts,2 packs boy socks (med and lg) Sweat pants & hoodie boys underwear , pk socks,
Granddaughter F 8 snowboots, she is in the 3rd grade and loves to color and read......Next best thing is to watch cartoons this child has very little clothing. - Pants; 8 Shirts; 10 Shoes; 5 girl 8 coat, jeans shirt Long-sleeve shirt tennis shoes, underwear, girls socks,
Grandson M 14 sweats, s/s sleeve. hi tops socks, hoodie , boxers This lad really needs your help with clothing and sneakers. He is in the 8th grade and likes school. The sizes are right. The grandmother would love for him to have a bike so he could trim down. He loves basketball and his grandmother encourages him..... Pants; Xl mens Sweats T shirts XXL Shoe 8 shoes hat, gloves, muk luk boot Sox, l/s flannel nightgown, 1 pr velour med pants, thick & warm knee high slipper socks, l/s plush sweater Long-sleeve shirt, 4 pk of underwear 6 pk of socks sweat pants (XL men),
Grandson M 1 sweat pants, t shirts, hoodie and sneakers - training pants or pullups Toddler 3 Shoes 9 Sz 3T clothes - 1 long underwear set, 2 sets fleece Pjs, 3 joggers, 2 sweatshirts, 1 l/s tee, 2 hoodies, 1 zip up fleece Sweat pants, long sleeve shirt & 1 pc fleece pajamas

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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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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