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 The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the DAVRINE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 66 Laundry and dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, pantry items, boots, jeans, socks Boots size-6.5 Jeans size-10 coat size-XL boots for Davrine and her daughter (25 yr)-1/11/20
Daughter F 25 Coat, boots, hat, gloves, socks, shoes, pants, shirts This young single parent is raising her 4 children and living with her mother. She has no income, only food stamps. Coat size 2X boots/shoes size 8.5 pants size 16 shirts size 2X boots 2x fleece jacket, 2 pr leggings, 1 pr jeans, 2 l/s
Granddaughter F 3 Coat, boots, hat, mittens, underwear, socks, pants, shirts, pajamas This 3 year old is waiting to begin Head Start. She needs winter clothes to attend school and play outside. Coat size-5 Boots size-10 pants size-5 shirts size-5 pajamas size-5 2 pr socks ... --
Grandson M 19 Hi-tops, socks, t-shirts This senior loves sports and plays basketball. He would like some new hi-tops. Hi-tops size 9.5 Hoodie size XL t-shirts size XL l/s button up, l/s w/ hood, l/s, 1 pr socks .
Grandson M 16 Hi-tops, pullover hoodie, socks, t-shirts This 10th grader plays basketball and loves all sports. He could use some hi-tops that fit. Thank you. Hi-tops size 9.5 Hoodie size XL t-shirts size XL l/s, sweater vest, l/s (spiderman slippers)
Granddaughter F 4 shoes, boots, hat, mittens, coat, pajamas, underwear, socks, pants, shirts This 4 year old is waiting to begin Head Start. She just moved with her grandmother and needs winter clothes that fit. Her favorite color is red. Shoes/boots size-11 Coat size-6 pajamas size-6 pants size-6 shirts-size6 snow pants 8,- jumper, l/s
Granddaughter F 4 Coat, boots, hat, mittens, socks, underwear, shirts, pajamas This 4 year old girl goes to Head Start. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. She has outgrown all her winter clothes. Coat size-6 boots size-11 pants size-6 shirts size-6 pajamas size-6 - jumper, l/s, cardigan .
Granddaughter F 2 Coat, boots, hat, mittens, socks, underwear, shirts This 2 year old has outgrown all her clothes and would like some winter clothes so she can play outside with her siblings. Coat size-3T Boots size-7 pants size-3T shirts size 3T pajamas size-3T snow pants 4t, Jumper, l/s, button up sweater, jacket, cardigan, leggings, velour pants, cardigan smock, 2 pr socks (tub toys for xmas)... --
Granddaughter F 15 hi-tops, boots, pullover hoodie, socks This 9th grader loves sports and plays all that she can. She would like some hi-tops that fit her. hi tops/boots size-6 Hoodie size L Hoodie, 2 pr slipper socks
Granddaughter F 11 socks, boots, hat, gloves, pants, shirts, pajamas This fifth grade girl likes slime. Her favorite colors are purple, pink, and gray. Her winter clothes are too small and she's like some winter clothes that fit. boots size-6 coat size-12 (girls) underwear size-L (girls) pants size-1 shirts size-L (girls) pajamas size L (girls) 10/12 coat,

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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