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 URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, Dawn Dish soap, Simple Green cleaner for moping, toilet cleaner, Pine-Sol, Clorox Clean-ups, disposable vinyl gloves size L, 30 gallon trash bags, kitchen broom. Wopila tanka. FOR THE KITCHEN: Large cake pans, Large muffin pans, Large baking pans, Large cookie sheet pans, loaf pans, dish towels, flour, yeast, vegetable oil, Sweet-n-Low packets, coffee, coffee creamer, coffee cups, aluminum foil, disposable serving gloves, plastic containers for collecting dirty dishes, toilet paper, paper towels & napkins, food storage containers;
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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 26 School clothing for family, back packs, school supplies, hygiene articles and pantry food A father called for help asking for his step children and his children in a newly blended family. They have just moved back to rez and he is having a hard time. He has applied for disability as he is unable to work. 4 washcloths, bar soap, toothpaste, sponge, dozen pencils, dozen hair bands, manicure set Baby- 3 long pants, wipes, baby wash, 2 baby washcloths, diaper rash ointment Boy 7- backpack, T-shirt, 2 pr. Socks, toothbrush Boy 6- 2 pr. Socks, toothbrush , 24 crayons Girl 9- 2 pr. Socks, 2 panties, toothbrush Girl 11- 2 panties -9/17/18
Son M This little boy needs a layette - his due date is 9/29/18 and baby care items. All clothing, blankets, receiving blankets sleep sack, blanket, 6 socks 3 long pants, wipes, baby wash, 2 baby washcloths, diaper rash ointment
Stepdaughter F 11 school clothes, shoes, panties, book bag and supplies This little girl is going to be a 7th grader. She loves vollyball. She has just moved here with very little and really needs some clothes. Pants 12 child shirts 14 child shoes 5 2 panties, F11: 2 shirts, 3 panties
Stepdaughter F 14 School Clothing, panties, socks, sneakers, Back pack & supplies This is her first year in high school and she is worried that she doesn't have nice clothing - she is a little worried. She is also playing vollyball and has no sneakers. Pants 13/14 shirts XL Adult shoes 9 purple fleece jacket
Stepdaughter F 9 School clothes,underwear, book bag and supplies She is a 4th grader in a new school. She has arrived with very little. Pants 12 child shirts 12 2 pr. Socks, 2 panties, toothbrush shoes
Stepson 6 Needs winter coat, hat, gloves,shoes & socks, book bag and supplies Desperate for shoes, socks & underwear He is a first grader and has grown alot and none of his clothes fit......He wanted me to know he really loves cars and hi birthday is coming up the middle of the month Coat 8/10 Shoes 2 2 pr. Socks, toothbrush , 24 crayons two joggers, two shirts, hoodie
Son M 7 School Clothes, back pack and school supplies for lst grade This little boy is starting a new school and will be in lst grade. He loves sports and is hoping he will make a friend. Pants 10/12 shirts 10/12 shoes 4 Hoodie 12 winter coat 12 backpack, T-shirt, 2 pr. Socks, toothbrush shoes

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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