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!
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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers. Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. 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 DELANE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 37 Jeans, shirts, underwear, boots, coat, hat, gloves This family of 7 just moved home to the reservation and he found all their clothes were thrown away and their apartment emptied. They really need help to make their home livable for their children. Thank you. Jeans size-36x32 shirts size-2X boots size-9 Coat size-2x Underwear size-2X Baby shampoo + Suave: Shampoo + Conditioner + 3 facecloths + trash bags + 2 prs child no show socks + 2 cans Corn + 4 cans Tuna + 1 sm jar Mayo. + 24 P/B crackers, lg Snickers, lg box Instant Mashed Potatotes + box Wheat Thins, Pasta, Spagetti + Lg Milk Choc. bar, stick Butter Pizza Sauce, Pkg. Pizza mix On sweatshirt/sweatpants outfit, sized 4.-3/19/20
Wife F 38 pants, underwear, bras, socks, coat, boots, pantry items, canned food, toilet paper, laundry soap, shampoo, conditioner, baby shampoo, trash bags, towels, washcloths, pots, pans, baking pans, dishes, cups, bowls, silverware This mother of 5 just moved back to the reservation and she has no winter clothes or household supplies. They moved back with nothing and she and her family really need food so her children aren't hungry. Thank you for any help. boots size 8 ladies coat size-L Bras size-38C pants size-16 shirts size-L Underwear size-8 6 prs. panties 2 ladies sweaters size large 3 ladies blouses size large 3 Ramen, 2 # rice, 2 # beans, dish soap, 2 bar soap, 4 toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair ties 2/22
Son M 4 coat, gloves, underwear This little boy is starting Head Start and really needs winter clothes. Thank you. coat size 5T sweatshirt shirt, socks and pants hat 2/22 Snow boots 3/25
Daughter F 5 coat, boots, underwear, pants, gloves This kindergartener has only one set of clothes. Her favorite color is purple. She likes to color and play with Barbies. Any help is appreciated. Coat size-6T Boots size-9 jeans size-6T shirts size-6T sweatshirt shirt, socks and pants hat 2/22 Snow boots, winter coat 3/25
Son M 3 socks, winter boots, coat, pants, shirts, hat, mittens, diapers This little boy is beginning Head Start and has no winter clothes or boots. Your help is appreciated. boots size-6 shirts and pants size-4T diapers size-5 coat size-5 sweatshirt/sweatpants outfit, sized 4. sweatshirt shirt, socks and pants hat 2/22 1 Size 5-6 Jacket w/Hood, 1 Knit hat, 5-6 Slippers, 6 Short Sleeve T-shirts, 1 Long Sleeve shirt button up, 1 Long Sleeve T-Shirt, 1 Sweat pants, 1 Hooded Sweat Shirt. 2/28
Daughter F 14 Coat, boots, socks, underwear, pants, hat, gloves, hair ties This 8th grade girl just moved back to the reservation with her family. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to play volleyball and basketball. The family moved with no clothing. Coat size-L (Women's) boots size-8 (Women's) Underwear size-7 jeans size-15 shirts size-L (Women's) sweatshirt, 3 ladies sweaters size large
Son M 2 diapers, socks, coat, pants, shirts, hat, mittens This 2 year old boy has no winter clothes or coat that fit. Thank you for your help. diapers size 4 coat size-4T pants & shirts size-4T sweatshirt, 4 preschool age toys 4T Jacket, Hat, Mittens, 2 Long Sleeve T-shirts, 1 Sweat Shirt, 1 PJ's. 2/28

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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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


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Upon receipt of this completed form, One Spirit will send a response to you via email. We will provide you with instructions on sending the items to your selected family.

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