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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Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN 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
M 33 Pantry Food, Hygiene Articles, clothing for children and unborn child. A family member told me to call this family because they were struggling - when I asked him what he needed - He said a job.....He wants to work - but he can't find employment This family is often short of food. peanut butter, mayo,jam,canned corn,ketchup,canned green beans, egg noodles, crackers,oatmeal,canned chicken, canned tuna, stove top stuffing, canola oil, beef broth cartons, chicken broth cartons, pasta sauce, spaghetti,potato side dish, rice and beans, rice pilaf, cheerios,pancake and waffle mix, maple syrup, dental floss, graham crackers, canned fruit, q-tips,children's toothpaste and toothbrushes, raisins,toilet paper, beef stew, bar soap,shampoo,conditioner, toothbrushes,toothpaste,soups,mac&cheese,dried beef, wheat chex, pork and beans, children's dental floss, gravy mix
Daughter F 0 socks, sleepers, baby care items, diapers The parents have been trying to get together items for their new addition - but have very little. This child will probably be tall like her siblings. newborn to 3 months sleepers/gowns, socks receiving blankets, infant hairbrush, nasal aspirator,toys for boy and girl, baby safety nail clippers ,insulated baby bunting, size sm. Fisher Price infant bathtub3pack long sleeve onesies,pampers Fisher Price Sit-me-up floor seat, Fisher Price infant to toddler rocker,hygiene products,baby rattles,baby wipes,infrared digital thermometer mittens, 2 hats, 4 pr socks, 5 tops, 5 bottoms, 2 sleepers, 3 pr shoes all diff small sizes, baby blanket, coat, bib, infantino soft baby carrier pram suit and 3 sleepers
Son M 5 Little boy is in need of pants, socks and a hoodie,coat, hat & gloves, snowboots This family is only asking for most essential needs. He is a tall child. Pants 9/10 Shoes 1 Coat 8/10 toys mittens,multiple pants and tops,socks and underwear for boy snowpants, winter jacket, mittens hoodie, 2 pr pants, pr warm up pants, snowboots
Daughter F 4 jeans, socks, sweater, snowboots, hat and gloves She is tall for her age. The parents only listed what she really needs. Pants 7 sweater 7/ 8 Shoes 11 1/2 snowsuit. snowboots, toys mittens,multiple pants and tops,socks and 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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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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Now that you have selected your Family, please complete this form, including the My Contact Information section, then click the SAVE my information button that is located at the lower left of this page

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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