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 The Allen Youth Center needs diapers. Others have requested shampoo, body soap, laundry soap and lotion. To provide financial support for programs provided by the Allen Youth Center, please donate through the One Spirit website -- The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 66 toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, lotion, pantry items, snacks, mac and cheese, canned foods, trash bags, tampons, laundry and dish soap, summer clothes, sandals, underwear, socks, deodorant This grandmother is raising many grandchildren and could use a helping hand with some clothes and basic household food and supplies. summer pants size-10 sandals size-7 sports bras size-38 30 rolls of toilet paper 150 oz laundry soap, 2 - 28 oz dish soap, 2 - 34 ct variety box tampons, 24 bars dial disinfectant soap, 3 - 32 oz lotion, 1 - 30 oz baby wash, 4 mens deodrant, 4 womens deodrant, 6 cans corn, 6 cans peas, 12 cans pasta sauce, 8 lb spaghetti noodles, 2 - 24 ct granola bars 6 bottles of lotion 5 bottles of shampoo Full sized-7/1/20
Granddaughter F 5 socks, underwear, shirts, sandals/shoes, shorts/pants, pierced earrings This 5 year old girl goes to Head Start. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. She has outgrown all her summer clothes and shoes. shoes/sandals size-1.5 pants/shorts size-7/8 shirts size-7/8 4 l/s tops, 1 pr jeans & l/s (9 girl) l/s sz 8 girl, zip up hoodie sz 8-10 girl shorts, top, hair ties
Granddaughter F 11 socks, shoes/sandals, underwear, socks, pants/shorts, shirts. sport bras, hair ties, pierced earrings, jewelry, tik tok hoodie This 6th grade girl likes slime. Her favorite colors are purple, pink, and gray. Her summer clothes are too small and she's like some summer clothes and sandals that fit. Tik Tok hoodie shoes/sandals size-6.5 underwear size-L (girls) pants/shorts size-5 shirts size-L (girls) sport bras size-M hoodie size-L (girls) Tik Tok hoodie 6 l/s tops 1 pr shorts
Granddaughter F 2 socks, underwear, shirts, shorts, sandals/shoes This 2 year old has outgrown all her summer clothes and shoes and would like some clothes so she can play outside with her siblings. Coat size-3T sandals/shoes size-8 pants/shorts size-4T shirts size 4T 14 l/s tops, 1 pants, 12 l/s tops, 1 pants (size 5 T) 2 pr jeans (sz 5)
Granddaughter F 4 shoes/sandals, underwear, socks, pants/shorts, shirts This 5 year old is waiting to begin Head Start. She lives with her grandmother and needs summer clothes that fit. She loves all colors. She was born with a foot deformity and would love some new clothes and sandals. Shoes/sandals size-11 pants/shorts size-7/8 shirts-size 7/8 2 pr underwear sz 6.
Granddaughter F 15 socks, underwear, sport bras, summer clothes, sandals, pierced earrings, jewelry, seed beads and beading supplies, pullover hoodie This 10th grader loves sports and plays all that she can. She is being raised by her grandmother and would like some clothes and sandals . sandals size-7 pants size-8 sport bras size-34 hoodie size L 1 pr shorts, med yoga pants, 2 s/s, 3/4 sleeve, 5 pr panties 2 tops, hair ties, 5 size medium shirts
Daughter F 26 socks, shoes/sandals, pants/shorts, shirts, underwear, sport bras, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant , kiddy pool This young single parent is raising her 4 children and living with her mother. She has no income, only food stamps. She could use some help for herself and her children with summer clothes and shoes. sandals/shoes size 8.5 pants size 16 shirts size 2X sport bras size40D 1 pr shorts, s/s, sport bra, 1 pr thick tights shirt
Grandson M 17 sneakers, socks, underwear, pants, pullover hoodie This 11th grader plays basketball and loves all sports. He could use some summer clothes and sneakers that fit. Thank you. sneakers size 9.5 Hoodie size L shorts size L 2 t-shirt
Grandson M 20 sneakers, socks, summer clothes, pullover hoodie This new high school graduate loves sports and plays basketball. He would like some new He has outgrown all his clothes and shoes and could use some help with clothes that fit. sneakers size 9.5 shorts size L hoodie size L 3 tees, 3 boxers
Granddaughter F 4 underwear, socks, pants/shorts, shirts, sandals/shoes, scooter, pierced earrings, hair ties, jewelry This 4 year old is attending Head Start. She needs summer clothes and shoes so she can play outside. All her sisters have a bike but this little girl doesn't ride a bike and she has to walk while her sisters ride. A scooter would be so helpful. shoes/sandals size-11 pants/shorts size-5/6 shirts size-5/6

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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