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 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.

If you are interested in making a donation to the JENNIFER family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 36 Clothing and shoes for herself and the children, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent, dish soap, Lysol, food items...flour, canned meats/vegetables/fruit, pasta & sauce, mac & cheese, rice, beans, fruit snacks for the kids, etc. This young mom of 3 small children has been on a wait list for housing for over a year and it will be another 2 years before she has her own home. In the meantime, relatives have been kind enough to let her and the children stay with them. She is new to the program and is reaching out for help because she doesn't want to be a burden to her family, but doesn't know where else to turn. Donations will be a blessing for this family. Thank you! jeans 18, joggers XL, shirts/sweater/coat XL, shoes 10 (tennis shoes) bra 38B/sports bra XL 2 lbs spaghetti 2 cans tomato paste 6 oz. 1 can tomato sauce. 8 oz. I can tuna,5oz. 1 jar grape jelly,20 oz. 1 box complete pancake mix. 32 0z. 1 bottle butter-flavored syrup 24 oz. 1 can lite lunch meat pork and chicken 12 oz. Nonfat dry milk,3 3.2 oz pouches Granulated sugar,4 lbs. 1 pkg.ready 4 cheese rice 1 pkg.complete cornbread mix,6 oz. 1 can green beans,14.5 oz 1 can sweet corn,15 oz. 2 pouches buttery complete potato flakes 1 lb lentils 42 oz box pre-cooked instant rice 4 lbs dried pinto beans-4/14/20
Daughter F 3 This little one is in need of warm winter clothing, coat, hat, mittens, shoes, socks, underwear. CLOTHING SIZES: 6T, shoes 11c (slip on tennis shoes) 3 year old girl- 3piece warm outfit, hat and gloves, story book.
Son M 0 This baby boy has no winter clothing at all. Also, in need of diapers, sleepers, baby wipes, lotion, powder, etc. CLOTHING SIZE: 18 months, shoes 4 (infants), diapers size 5 Infant boy- 3 piece warm outfit.
Adopted Daughter F 6 This young girl is in need of pants, sweaters, winter coat, socks, underwear and shoes. GIRLS CLOTHING SIZES: pants size 7, shirts/sweater/hoody size 6x, coat size 7, shoes 1 youth (tennis shoes) hoody with zipper, jeggings, hat and gloves. tennis shoes

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
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With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

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