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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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN To make a cash donation to the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website The center cannot process your cash donation. URGENT NEEDS : Toilet paper, paper towels, 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

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 48 Blankets, space heaters, clothing. LARGE FAMILY STILL IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE: This mother provides a loving and nurturing home to not only her own children but to little ones that she has legal custody of. To her, there is no difference, she loves them all equally and only wants to give them a safe environment to grow up in. She does have the resources to provide the children with a warm home and food to eat but could really use help with clothing. She would be extremely grateful for any assistance! Thank you :) electric hand mixer and attachments fleece pullover, 1 queen blanket, 2 twin blankets space a ceramic heater, 5 pk big boy boxers, 6 pr. socks women, 6 pr. socks women's small, throw blanket, full/queen sherpa blanket, 6 pr.unisex black socks, 12 prs. hipster underwear, size 14, 2-12 pk boys socks small, 7 pr. briefs small, 5 Big boy briefs, 1 pack men's boxers XL, 6 bikini women's size 6, 6 bikini womens, size 7. 1 Space Heater 1 cord to connect 5 or 20 lb propane tanks
Son M 7 In urgent need of..especially socks and underwear, but could also use winter clothing and boots. BOYS SIZES: pants 7R, shirts/hoodies L, underwear 5, shoes 4.5 toy, fleece pullover, 1 Snow Boots Boys Size 5, 2 5-pack boys underwear size 5, 2 10-pk boys socks
Daughter F 17 In desperate need of socks and underwear but could very much use winter clothing as well. jeans 13 jrs, tops M jrs, underwear M, socks, shoes 8.5 jeans, 2 tops, earrings, makeup fleece pullover, 10 pk socks,underwear Female Large
Son M 9 In urgent need of socks, underwear and winter boots. pants 16 husky boys, shirts M mens, underwear XL boys, shoes/boots 7.5 youth fleece pullover, 7-pack boys underwear size XL, 10-pr. socks
Son M 26 In desperate need of underwear, socks, t-shirts. t-shirts 3X mens, underwear XL, socks 10-13 fleece pullover, socks-10 pk,2 5-pack mens underwear size XL
Son M 10 In desperate need of socks and underwear but could very much use winter clothing as well. pants 12R boys, t-shirt/hoody/boxers L boys, shoes 7 fleece pullover, 2 5-pack boys underwear size L. 10 pk socks
Daughter F 11 In desperate need of winter clothing, underwear, socks and boots. GIRLS SIZES: pants/tops 14-16, underwear 14, shoes 8 fleece pullover, socks - 10 pk.,1 Snow Boots, 9-pack girls underwear size 14
Son M 9 In desperate need of socks and underwear but could very much use winter clothing as well. pants 8 slim boys, shirt/hoody M boys, underwear 6, shoes 8 boys fleece pullover, 1 Snow Boots Boys Size 8, 7-pack boys underwear size 6, 10 pk socks
Daughter F 18 In desperate need of socks and underwear but could very much use winter clothing as well. pants 14 long missy, tops L missy, underwear L, shoes 8.5 fleece pullover,socks-10 pk, 10 pk underwear

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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3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

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