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 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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 48 FOR BACKYARD KIDS - THEY ARE BACK Sports equipment - vollyball and net, badmitten set, frisbees, kickball and horseshoes Snacks and drinks would be appreciated.....also clothing for grandchildren. 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 feel safe there.....she hopes she is not asking for too much by asking for summer shorts, shirts and sneakers for her grandkids and the children who really need something to do...This grandma's health is not good - but she still opens her home. I hope we can do something to help her. baby wash, 2 l/s shirts, shorts, 2 onesies, small toy-5/3/18
Granddaughter F 5 summer clothes, sneakers, socks, panties, This little girl who is tall and thin for her age with long hair Pants 7, shirts 7 shoes 12 youth
Granddaughter F 10 Track Shoes for cross country - summer clothes, sandals , socks and panties, This 9 year old girl runs cross country and last year came in 7th overall in crosscountry finals on rez running against 8th graders and under. She is desperate for a pair of track shoes ...She loves to run and likes to run as fast as the wind....Her family can't afford to buy her track shoes - can anyone help. This special little girl also needs shorts & T Shirts. shorts 12 child shirts 12/14 shoes 3 running shoes
Grandson M 0 summer clothes, shoes, socks, diapers, hygiene articles and some baby bottles & huggie diapers #3 (allergic to others) Grandma says this little boy is growing everytime grandma turns around. She is having a rough time meeting the needs for the children and would really appreciate a helping hand...... clothing 18 Months Shoes 5 toddler baby wash, 2 l/s shirts, shorts, 2 onesies, small toy

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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