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 URGENT NEEDS FOR THE KITCHEN: Large cake pans, Large muffin pans, Large baking pans, Large cookie sheet pans, loaf pans, dish towels, flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, coffee cups, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, plastic containers for collecting dirty dishes, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, food storage containers; CLEANING SUPPLIES: Pine-Sol, Dawn dish soap, Clorox Clean-up, disposable vinyl gloves size L, 30 gallon trash bags, kitchen broom. Wopila tanka.

If you are interested in making a donation to the CAROL family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
CAROL
F 48 School clothing and back packs & school supplies for her grand children and some school supplies for back yard kids - grades 7 through 11 This wonderful grandma is raising a large brood of grandchildren plus has the neighborhood children hang out at her house.....these children have no place to go and really need a helping hand so that they know people care about them. and feel safe there.......This grandma's health is not good - but she still opens her home. This family does not have much - but she tries hard to share what she does have with the back yard kids. I hope we can do something to help her. 3 pks koolaid, frisbee, rubber balls, jump rope, hair elastics, 3 pk scissors (adult), fairy kite, 5 tubes chap-aid, 5 bags earl grey tea, 2 bottles of liquid crystal light mix
Granddaughter F 5 SCHOOL CLOTHES - JEANS, T SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, HOODIE , UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS SCHOOL SUPPLIES - 24 CRAYONS , 2 PINK ERASERS, 2 GLUE STICKS, SM. GLUE BOTTLE, PENCIL BOX 8 MARKERS, 8 COLORED PENCILS, 24#2 PENCILS, SCISSORS HIGHLIGHTER, 3 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK, 2 fOLDERS & PENCIL SHARPENER sHE IS THE YOUNGEST GIRL IN FAMILY GOING TO SCHOOL AND WOULD REALLY LOVE SOME NEW CLOTHES FOR SCHOOL Pants 6/ 7, shirts 7 shoes 12 youth 2 s/s, s/s dress, l/s dress, shorts, 2 pr pants --
Granddaughter F 10 SCHOOL CLOTHES - SKINNY JEANS, T SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, HOODIE , UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS SCHOOL SUPPLIES - 24 CRAYONS , 2 PINK ERASERS, 2 GLUE STICKS, SM. GLUE BOTTLE, PENCIL BOX 8 MARKERS, 8 COLORED PENCILS, 24#2 PENCILS, SCISSORS HIGHLIGHTER, 3 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK, 2 fOLDERS & PENCIL SHARPENER SHE HAS GROWN ALSO - AND NONE OF HER CLOTHES FIT. SHE REALLY WANTS TO LOOK NICE TO START SCHOOL. skinny jeans 12 child shirts 12/14 shoes 3 3 s/s, 1 pr shorts, 1 pr joggers
Grandson M 5 SCHOOL CLOTHES - JEANS, T SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, HOODIE , UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS SCHOOL SUPPLIES - 24 CRAYONS , 2 PINK ERASERS, 2 GLUE STICKS, SM. GLUE BOTTLE, PENCIL BOX 8 MARKERS, 8 COLORED PENCILS, 24#2 PENCILS, SCISSORS He is growing fast and none of his clothes from last year fit. Pants 6 shirts 6 shoes 13
Grandson M 9 SCHOOL CLOTHES - JEANS, T SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, HOODIE , UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS SCHOOL SUPPLIES - 24 CRAYONS , 2 PINK ERASERS, 2 GLUE STICKS, SM. GLUE BOTTLE, PENCIL BOX 8 MARKERS, 8 COLORED PENCILS, 24#2 PENCILS, SCISSORS HIGHLIGHTER, 3 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK, 2 fOLDERS & PENCIL SHARPENER this 8 year old little boy has really grown over the summer and needs some clothes for school. JEANS 14, T SHIRTS 14/16 SHOES 5
Granddaughter F 8 SCHOOL CLOTHES - SKINNY JEANS, T SHIRTS, SNEAKERS, HOODIE , UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS & HAIR TIES - HAS LONG THICK HAIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES - 24 CRAYONS , 2 PINK ERASERS, 2 GLUE STICKS, SM. GLUE BOTTLE, PENCIL BOX 8 MARKERS, 8 COLORED PENCILS, 24#2 PENCILS, SCISSORS HIGHLIGHTER, 3 SPIRAL NOTEBOOK, 2 fOLDERS & PENCIL SHARPENER SHE LOVES SCHOOL AND CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO START Pants 8, shirts 10 shoes 1
Granddaughter F 11 REALLY NEEDS school clothes - pants, t shirts, socks, sneakers, panties & a hoodie school supplies - back pack, crayons (24), 2 pink erasers, 2 glue sticks. l sm. glue bottle, pencil box 8 markers, 8 colored pencils, 24 #2 pencils, scissors, highlighters 2 spiral notebooks, 2 folders, pencil pouch, sharpener This little girl is learning disabled but loves to live with grandma. XL in shirts 14 ladies pants and 9 wide shoes.. stretchy pants would probably be best.

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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