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 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

If you are interested in making a donation to the RENO family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 52 winter clothes, socks & shoes for diabetic, shaving supplies, hot-patches, emergency first aid kit, band-aids, deodorant, body wash, toothbrushes & paste, healthy food/snacks/pantry items Family asking for assistance during a very difficult time. Thank you for any assistance. jeans size 38x30; shirt size 2X; diabetic shoes size 10.5W; waist-length jacket size 2X; underwear briefs size 38-40 50 oz. dish soap, 64 oz. laundry detergent, 32 oz. Pine Sol, 32 oz shampoo/conditioner, body lotion, 2 herbal skin cream, 2 washcloths, scrub sponge, compression socks, hairbrush, nail clippers, herbal tea Wife- lululemon pants, sports bra, 3 Pr socks Girl 14- sports bra, top,long pants, 3 Pr. Socks, skirt, makeup, nail polish Girl 12- sports bra, bra, 3 Pr. Socks-1/19/19 Chili, soup, crackers, coffee, raisins, peanut butter, Crisco, fruit cups, noodles, breakfast Oats, tortillas, tuna, pancake batter. -1/22/19
Wife F 48 winter clothing, comfortable shoes (on feet all day), deodorant, thin sanitary pads with wings makes quilts to earn money - would appreciate broadcloth fabric (any color) jeans size 16; blouse size 1X; shoes size 9; underwear briefs size 8; waist-length jacket with hood size 2X; ladies - vest, pants, sweater, fabric, thread and sewing needles, socks, bar of soap. lululemon pants, sports bra, 3 Pr socks 2 pr lady size crew socks pr slacks, stretch pants, sweater vest, 3 pr panties, 2 bras ...
Daughter F 14 winter clothes, thin sanitary pads with wings ADULT SIZES: blouse size L; underwear size 7 adult; "Converse" tennis shoes size 8 women; waist-length jacket size L sports bra, top,long pants, 3 Pr. Socks, skirt, makeup, nail polish 3 pr panties, hair elastics
Daughter F 12 winter clothing, hair ties favorite team is Golden State ADULT SIZES: skinny jeans size 12; blouse & Tshirt size L; "Converse" tennis shoes size 10.5 women; waist-length jacket size XL; underwear size 7 sports bra, bra, 3 Pr. Socks 1 pr fleece pants, 2 l/s, pj pants & s/s top, 3 pr panties, hair elastics ...
Grandson M 4 winter clothing, socks jeans & shirts size 5T; shoes size 12T; jacket size 5T; briefs underwear size 5 hoodie
Son M 17 winter clothing, deodorant, shaving supplies favorite colors are blue and black ADULT SIZES: jeans size 36x30; shirts size XL; waist-length jacket size XL; high-tops size 11.5; boxer underwear size 36-38 1 pr jeans, l/s, sweater vest
Son M 10 winter clothing, socks jeans size 28x28; shirt size M adult; high-tops size 8.5 boys; waist-length jacket size M adult; brief underwear size 16-18

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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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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