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!
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ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN Can you help these two teens get ready? Two young women who will go to boarding school this fall have asked if they can volunteer at the Allen Youth Center to earn needed items to take with them to school. Needs MET! The center is also in need of rods and reels for a fishing trip. Tackle is also needed. 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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 30 Clothing - pants, capris, tops, underwear sock and sneakers pantry food and hygiene articles. A mother who is raising her two young sons is asking for help with clothing for herself and sons. She has lost her support system (her mother who has passed) and is struggling . she would greatly appreciate if someone would be able to help them. Pants and shirts 2X Sneakers 9 1/2 tennis shoes, 5 briefs, 1 pair flip flops 4 t shirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair tennis shoes, 4 pair of shocks, 1 pair flip flops. shampoo, bar soap, play dough -7/24/19
Son M 3 shorts, t shirts, sneakers, socks and diapers #6 He has no summer clothes or shoes that fit He just had a birthday and turned 3.....His mom says he is a happy little boy who loves to play with his brother. Mom would really appreciate if anyone could help her out with diapers. Shorts 6 Shirts 6/7 Shoes 12 1/2 or 13 child For the 3 year old 4 t shirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair tennis shoes, 4 pair of shocks, 1 pair flip flops.
Son M 8 Shorts, T shirts, underwear, sneakers or flip flops His Mom says he is a little chunky but he is active and loves to play with cars and trucks. HE HAS NO SUMMER CLOTHES OR SHOES TO WEAR. RUNNING AROUND BAREFOOT.....HIS MOTHER EVEN SENT IN A TRACING OF HIS FOOT SO HE CAN GET SHOES Shorts 16 child - T shirts Mens med. or 18/20 child shoes 8 1/2 mens For the 8 year old boy 6 pair of socks, 6 t shirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair tennis shoes, 5 briefs, 1 pair flip flops For the 3 year old 4 t shirts, 1 pair of shorts, 1 pair tennis shoes, 4 pair of shocks, 1 pair flip flops.

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.

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