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. Woodcutters for One Spirit wood program are in need of work gloves and beanies (something to keep their ears warm). About 10 pairs of each are needed. Please send to the AYC and they will distribute to the wood cutters. Thank you!! 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. Some boys asked for body wash for boys. Can you help with some of these needs? 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 34 In need of sheets/blankets, (3 twin, 1 full, 1 queen), shampoo, body soap, laundry detergent, dish soap, trash bags, Lysol, New to the One Spirit programs, this young mom is reaching out for help. She is able to provide her children with shelter, food and all the love that she can give, but is struggling with getting them clothing for winter. Any donations will be much appreciated. Thank you! Sz. 5T: 10 Boots, Girls Hooded Jacket, Pink Mittens, Pink T-Shirt, Pull over Sweat Shirt, Button up Sweater Queen Sheet Set, 1 Twin Flannel Sheet, 2 Flannel pillow Cases, 8 different kinds of sox.-10/31/19
Son M 9 In need of clothes, winter coat and tennis shoes. BOYS SIZES: pants 12, t-shirts/hoody/coat 14, shoes 7.5 youth (high top tennis shoes) 3 pr crew socks .... l/s ...
Daughter F 6 In need of winter clothes, coat, boots. GIRLS CLOTHING SIZE: 7, shoes 3 youth 2 pr jeans, 1 pr leggings, 2 l/s, cardigan
Daughter F 10 In need of pants, hoody, winter coat and shoes. GIRLS SIZES: pants 12, t-shirts/hoody/coat 14, shoes 7.5 youth (high top tennis shoes) PLEASE NOTE: PERFERS BOYS CLOTHING jeans, l/s, 2 pr ankle socks ..
Son M 14 Young man in need of hoodies, winter coat, tennis shoes and socks. pants 29x30, t-shirts/hoody/coat L YM's, shoes 8 (high top tennis shoes) hooded jacket s/s, l/s thermal, l/s ...
Son M 6 In need of pants, hoodies, winter coat, snow boots, socks. CLOTHING SIZE: 5T, shoes 10c winter coat, 3 l/s, jumper, 3 pr crew socks
Daughter F 3 In need of winter clothing, coat, boots. CLOTHING SIZE: 5T, shoes 10c 1 pr jeans, 1 light weight cardigan w/ hood . boots, Girls Hooded Jacket, Pink Mittens, Pink T-Shirt,Pull-over Sweat Shirt, Button up Sweater
Daughter F 17 In need of winter coat and snow boots. jeans 18 women's, tops/sweater/hoody/coat XL women's, shoes 8.5 1 pr flannel pants, cardigan, jumper, 3 pr nylon knee socks

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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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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