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 http://www.nativeprogress.org/en/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the CURTIS family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
CURTIS
Mobile
M elder soft and nutritional food - soups, canned vegetables, ensure, soup, puddings & canned fruit AND CLOTHING FOR GRANDKIDS. This wonderful grand father has cancer and could really use help with some foods....It is difficult for him to eat so he would appreciate any help he can get....He is surrounded by a loving family and numerous grandchildren who think he is the best grandfather ever.....He is a very special man. This family is struggling trying to get clothing for the grandkids. S woman coat, 2 XL men jacket, xl fleece men, m hoodie, woman fleece m, 4 woman sweaters-12/11/19
Granddaughter F 11 skinny jeans, t shirts, sneakers, socks and a hoodie She and her twin brother have just come back to her grandparents to live and they are very grateful. They have very little clothing. skinny jeans 1/2 Shirts Med. Shoes 6 1 pr leggings, 2 cardigans, jumper, sport bra, 2 pr crew sockscoat, skinny jeans, 4 sweaters
Granddaughter F 17 skinny jeans, t shirts, socks, panties and sneakers This seventeen year old girl, like her cousin would love some new clothes, she wants to feel pretty. skinny jeans 11 shirts Med/large. Hoodie large shoe 7 2 pr leggings, 1 pr fleece pants, 1 pr velour leggings, 2 cardigans, 2 pr ankle socks ... knit warm head-band --hoodie
Granddaughter F 19 skinny jeans, t shirts, hoodie, socks, panties and sneakers This teenager has not had anything new in a long time and really wants to look nice for school......Please label with her name, (CAROL) as there are many girls in the family. skinny jeans 9 shirts med/large Hoodie large shoes 7 hoodie, fleece, med. hoodie
Grandson M 11 jeans, t shorts, socks, boxers, hi tops Hoodie He and his twin are very close and are happy to be with their grandparents..... Pants 32/29 shirts Large sneakers 6 Hoodie Large, Xlarge XL jacket jeans, hoodie, Converse sneakers
Grandson M 16 Sweats or joggers, T shirts, socks., boxers and a warm hoodie He is a top student and athlete. He would love to have some new clothing. Loves Nike but says he will be happy with anything he gets. joggers or sweats 38 inch waist Tops XL Warm hoodie XL men's hoodie, XL jacket

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

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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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