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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 48 Clothing items for the children. This single parent is raising her children, grandchildren and niece alone. She was laid off from her job and her unemployment has run out. She is very good at budgeting her money, but there isn't enough. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Spices, school supllies, F14 - 2 women xl sweashirts, underwear sz 6 pk, boots sz 71/2, F2 - 1 sweatshirt, 2 jeans, F8s - 7 sz 8 underwear, 7 sz 10 underwear, 9 sz 12 underwear, 1 shoes sz 6y, F11 - shoes women 7 1/2, sweatshirt sz 8, sweater sz 7/8, sweatpants 3- 10/12, 1- 7/8, jeans 2-sz 12, 5 socks sz 4-8T, long underwear set sz 12/14, fleece sz 12/14 From childrens place - sz 10/12 6 l/stees, sz 14 3 l/s tees From children's place 10 socks girls sz 3-6 lg women underwear sz 5 pkg & sz 6 pkg, 6 girls sz 10-12 l/s tees, 3 girls sz 14-16 l/s tee-9/18/20
Granddaughter F 2 In need of shirts, pants underwear, socks and diapers. Little Girls Clothing size: 6X, pampers size 6 socks, 1 sweatshirt, 2 jeans
Daughter F 11 In need of sports bras, underwear and socks Single parent, unemployed since January is raising her children and grandchildren. Her only income is unemployment which is ending soon. Her children are returning to school soon and their clothes and shoes no longer fit them. socks (shoe size 7), underwear size 5, sports bra size 38 socks, size 5 underwear, 6prs.
Granddaughter F 8 In need of shirts, underwear and socks. This little girl is being raised by her grandmother. Her mother is unable to care for her and her father passed away. She is entering second grade and would like clothes that fit especially shirts. Shirts size 10-12 girls, underwear size 8 girls, socks (shoe size 7 youth) socks, 6 t-shirts
Granddaughter F 8 In need of underwear, socks and shirts. This little girl is being raised by her grandmother. Her mother is unable to care for her and her father passed away. She is entering second grade and would like clothes that fit especially shirts. Shirts size 12-14 girls, underwear size 12 girls, socks (shoe size 6 youth) socks, 7 sz 8 underwear, 7 sz 10 underwear, 9 sz 12 underwear, 1 shoes sz 6y
Grandson M 5 In need of sweatpants, underwear and socks sweatpants size 8 (l/b's), underwear and socks size M socks 2 joggers
Niece F 14 In need of shirts, sports bras, underwear and socks. This teenage girl just returned to live with her aunt and family. She came with very little. She is returning to school soon and her clothes and shoes no longer fit her. Thank you. ADULT SIZES: sports bra XL, shirts XL, underwear size 6, socks (shoe size 7) socks
Grandson M 0 In need of sweatpants, shirts, socks and diapers. sweatpants 4T, shirts 4T, pampers size 5 socks 4 l/s tees sz 4T, fleece 4T, 2 joggers sz 4T

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


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