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 IF YOU SEND TO THE AYC, PLEASE PUT % of JENNIFER RICHARDS. Travis Thunder Bull is no longer associated with the center. The Allen Youth Center also needs diapers size 5, 4, 3, 2 sizes(a few parents inquired to volunteer for diapers.) Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. To support 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 ANGIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 40 Shampoo, conditioner, laundry and dish soap, lotion, body soap, paper towels, diapers, baby wipes, boots, toilet paper, socks, coat This single mother is raising her children and grandchildren. She receives very little child support and food stamps. It has been difficult to buy the things she and her children need. Boots size-9.5 Coat size-2X 2 sets 3 x scrubs, TP, 2 xl lined hoodies, p butter, bean soup, pasta, garbage bags, size 8 winter coat size 7/8 winter coat For 3 Year old boy: 1 long sleeve shirt 1 jogger-style jacket Color book/crayons -11/29/19
Son M 16 socks, gloves, hat, underwear This tenth grade boy could really use some winter clothes. He doesn't like to wear a coat so he wears hoodies. pullover hoodie - size XL 2 xl lined hoodie 2X hoodie
Son M 10 Coat, socks, boots, hat, mittens, underwear, pajamas, winter clothes This third grader loves to play football and video games. He has outgrown his clothes and could use some clothes that fit. Coat - size 14/16 boots - size 4 pants - size 14R shirts/hoodie - size 14/16 pajamas size - 14/16 coat
Son M 3 Boots, coat, socks, diapers, pajamas, hat, mittens, winter clothes This 3 year old goes to Head Start and loves playing with cars, trucks, Iron Man, Hulk. He is growing fast and he has outgrown his winter clothes from last year. Coat - size 5/6 Boots - size 10.5 pajamas - size 5 Diapers - size 5 pants - size 5 coat, 1 long sleeve shirt 1 jogger-style jacket Color book/crayons
Son M 8 pajamas, socks, underwear, mittens, shirts This second grader is disabled with ADHD and Autism. He needs winter clothes that fit. Shirts - size 12/14 pajamas - size 12 boots, winter coat, 1 sweater, 1 hat
Stepson M 5 socks, underwear, pajamas, winter clothes This kindergarten boy loves to play outside and inside with his action figures. He has outgrown all his clothes and could use some that fit. Coat - size 8 pants - size 7 shirts - size 7 pajamas - size 7 Snow Boots , coat
Stepdaughter F 7 socks, boots, pajamas, hat, mittens This first grade girl loves to sing and color. She is in need of winter clothes that fit. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Coat - size 8/10 Boots - size 1 pajamas - size 8 coat
Grandson M 1 boots, socks, hat, mittens, diapers This little boy loves to play with balls, trucks and cars. He has outgrown all his clothes from last year and his grandmother could use help with winter clothes that fit him. Boots - size 8 Diapers - size 4 2T Jacket, Footsie PJ's, 3 Pants, 2 Long Sleeve Shirt, Cordroy Vest, 1 T-shirt, Knit Sweater Vest

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.

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1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
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