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 BERNICE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Leggings, T shirts, Hoodie, socks and sneakers Pantry food - they often run out of food and hygiene and cleaning supplies. A mother and a grandmother has a household filled with children and grand babies. She is hoping someone will be able to get her some clothing - as she has not had any in a long time.....Her grandchildren also need clothing - as well as her son. She wanted people to know that she will be thankful for any help she could get. Leggings XL shirts Xl Sneakers 10 clothing, Hygiene clothing for mom and daughter
Grandson M 1 Needs all clothing plus hoodie and winter coatand shoes and socks size 6 baby He is pick for his age and has outgrown all he has....Any clothing or baby care items would greatly be appreciated. size 3T
Granddaughter skinny jeans, sweats, T shirts, hoodie and shoes and socks and gloves This Petite young lady has very little and she would really like to look nice.....When there is school she loves to play basketball. She is in the 8th grade. Pants 5 Shirts Med. Shoes 7 1/2 or 8 Hoodie Med. or large skinny jeans, 1 pair joggers, 1 t-shirt, 10-pack socks
Nephew M 6 jeans, sweats, t shirts, hoodie, sneakers and socks. He is a first grader but like others on the rez. he is going to school virtually......He has very little clothing and has outgrown most of it. His Nanny would really appreciate some clothing for him - so he is not wearing things that are way too small. pants 8 shirts 78 shoes l 3-pack joggers, 3 longsleeved t-shirts, 3 shortsleeved t-shirts, hoodie, 10 pairs socks
Granddaughter F 0 All clothing, plus a winter coat, baby care items and diapers size 3 this baby is living in a house with alot of family. The family is struggling and they are unable to buy the baby clothes....Hopefully someone will help. Clothies 12 - 18 months - diapers size 3 2 pair pjs size 12 month 1 l/s shirt size 18 mo baby wipes
Daughter F 22 skinny jeans, socks, and sports bra - size 36, t shirtss XL She is in need of clothing - she has not had any new clothing in years and would really appreciate a helping hand. Jeans (skinny) ll Jr. Sports Bra size 36/38 And T shirts XL
Son F 20 Sweats - pants and shirts and men socks. Again = another family member who is in need of clothing. He is part of a family that has very little.....He could really use some clothing. Sweat clothes Xl Socks for 9 - 11 shoe.

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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