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.

ONE SPIRIT OKINI LIST


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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 URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L for cleaning, 30 gallon trash bags. FOR THE KITCHEN: flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, dish towels
WOUNDED KNEE SERVICE CENTER MANDERSON URGENT NEED for SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND 200 BACKPACKS Students in 11 schools and 3 Headstart programs in the Wounded Knee Cap Center need backpacks and supplies for the school year. Please indicate what age (elementary, middle school or high school) you are sending for. High schoolers can use calculators and other school supplies for those in advanced grades. This CAP office serves students in Rockyford, Wounded Knee and Manderson.

If you are interested in making a donation to the BRENDA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
BRENDA
F 40 clothing for sons and grandchildren and a hoodie for herself or a warm sweater, would appreciate some hygiene articles and pantry food. A mother called up asking for help with her sons and grandchildren. They have not had any new clothing in a long time. Currently they are living with the grandmother while waiting for housing. Sweater XL new children’s toys, puzzles, and art supplies and a couple of card games for adults and older child. women’s new clothing and footwear, as well as, children’s books and toys-10/8/18
Grandson M 6 School clothes - jeans, shirts, undies, socks & shoes He will also need clothes for spring - basketball shorts. A little boy who is in Kindergarten needs some new clothes. His clothes are worn out and he wants to look nice when he goes to school. A few toys would be nice. pants 7 Slim shirts 7/8 Shoes 11 4 tshirts size 7, 3 toothbrushes, 1 toothpaste, 3 small candy bars, 1 coloring book, crayons, stickers, 2 Pete the Cat books
Granddaughter 3 Needs pants, shirts, socks, shoes, hoodie and some shorts this little one has grown over the winter and has outgrown all her clothes. Pants 4T Shirts 4/5 shoes 8
Son M 16 Pants, shirts, socks & basketball shoes, hoodie, hygiene articles This big boy is a jr. in high school and plays basketball and boxes.....he needs clothes, his clothes are worn out and he hasn't had any in a long time. Pants 36/36 Shirts XXL shoes 11
Son M 23 Jeans, shirts, work boots, & hoodie - hygiene articles would be greatly appreciated. A young father is trying to support is family and is try hard to find work.....his shoes are worn out and he really needs work boots.... Jeans 36/34 Shirts xXL Shoes 10 1/2 Hoodie XXL
Granddaughter F 1 Needs clothing - all and a hoodie or jkt too. She is a year old and is in to everything. she is trying hard to keep up with her big sister. clothing 24 months shoes 4

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

WAYS TO HELP OKINI

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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