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 LACOSTA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 29 body soap, dish soap, maxi pads, pantry items, snacks, macaroni and cheese, soup, towels, washcloths, toilet paper, paper towels, pants, shirts, underwear, socks, sport bras This young couple are working hard to raise their children and nieces on a limited income. They have 4 young children including a set of one year old twins and are raising her two nieces. Any help is appreciated. Pants size-14 shirts size-L sport bras size-L regular bras size-36C Laundry soap F6: skort, shorts, 2 tops, dress F10: shorts, leggings, 3 tops-5/28/20
Daughter F 4 Summer clothes, socks, underwear This little 4 year old girl is in her second year of Head Start and is growing.. She is very active and like to play basketball with kids her age. She could really use some summer clothes, underwear, socks, and shoes. pants & shirts size-7 Underwear size-6 shoes, shirt, 2 shorts
Daughter F 2 Summer clothes, shoes, socks This beautiful 2 year old girl loves to play with dolls and horses and would like some summer clothes and shoes that fit.. Any help is appreciated. pants and shirts size-5T, shoes size-7 6 panties
Niece F 6 shoes, socks, underwear This 6 year old girl is in kindergarten and would love some clothes and shoes that fit her for the summer. Thank you. Pants size-6 shirts size-6 shoes and boots size 11 skort, shorts, 2 tops, dress
Niece F 10 shoes, socks, underwear This 10 year old girl is the 5th grade and she loves art and basketball. She would really like some summer clothes and shoes clothes that fit. Thank you. Shoes size-3 pants size 10-12 shirts size 10-12 Underwear size 6 shoes, shirt, 2 shorts shorts, leggings, 3 tops
Husband M 30 Shirts, pants, socks, underwear This young husband and father looks for work everyday and does any odd job he can find. He could really use some new clothes and shoes. Thank you. Shirts size-XL pants size-36x36 shoes size-11 shoes
Son M 1 shoes, socks, summer clothes, pull-ups, wipes This one year twin and his brother both need summer clothes, pull ups, and shoes. Pull-ups size-2T shoes size-6 summer clothes size-2T
Son M 1 Summer clothes, shoes, socks, pull-ups, wipes This one year twin and his brother both need summer clothes, underwear, socks, and shoes. They have grown over the winter and really need clothes that fit. Summer clothes size-2T Pull-ups size-2T shoes size-6

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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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.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
5. a question or comment

With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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