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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Hygiene Products for children, Clothing for Children MOTHER IS REALLY DESPERATE FOR DIAPERS - SHE DOES NOT KNOW WHAT SHE IS GOING TO DO....SHE IS REALLY HOPIG SOMEONE CAN HELP HER - SHE IS CALLING EVERY DAY. A young mother who is now raising six kids are her own and expecting the 7th is having a very hard time....The children have all grown and they do not have enough clothes......She is especially worried about the children in school that they do not have the proper school clothing or outwear.....she is really hoping that someone will be able to help her. 25# rice, 10# oatmeal, 80 oz peanut butter, 24oz parmesan cheese, 8# spaghetti, 12 cans tuna, 12 cans mandarin oranges, 96 top ramen, 72 oz pancake mix 75 oz. baby laundry detergent, hairbrush, chapstick, pen, T-shirt , neosporin, vitamins, toothpaste, comb Boy 3- 2 long sleeve tshirts, snow suit, 2 hoodies, shirt, snow gloves , 3 pr. Shorts Girl 5- hoodie, vest, knee socks, snow gloves-2/14/20
Daughter F 0 She needs, pants, shirts, undershirts., socks or booties, hoodie or sweater Diapers #4 -- baby bottles and wipes This chunky little baby is always happy and loves her bottle She has outgrown all her clothing......please help Clothing 18 months 56-count diaper (size 4), 3 80-count wipes 4 tops and 3 leggings (size 18 mos size 4 diapers, pack of diapers coat and snow pants 1 sleep n play, 1 long-sleeved top, book. 2/13/20
Son M 4 Needs everything - pants, shirts, socks, shoes, hoodie DESPERATE FOR DIAPERS #6 He is a chunky little boy and has basically has outgrown his clothes.... His favorite toy is playing with trucks and of course playing with his litte brother Pants 5T Shirts 5T shoes 11 diapers, pack of diapers Boy 3- 2 long sleeve tshirts
Son M 2 Everthing - Winter Coat, Hat, Gloves,hat & gloves, hoodie, joggers, shirts, socks and shoes DESPERATE FOR DIAPERS #5 AND WIPES Like his brother he has very little clothes and what he has he has outgrown.....He really needs clothing and would love a toy car too. Pants and Shirts 4T shoes 7 diapers, pack of diapers
Daughter 5 All clothing - warm leggins, shirts, hoodie, coat, hat, mittens & shoes she is in Kindergarten and has very little clothing..... She is a chunky little girl and would love a doll or teddy bear. Pants 8/9 shirts 10 shoes 4 child hoodie, play slime
Daughter F 9 Pants, shirts, hoodie, socks, sneakers, winter coat She and her sister have very little clothes and really need a helping hand......They will be turning 10 this month - and it would be great if they had some new clothes. Pants Junior 9 Shirts Med. Shoes 6 leggings , 2 pr earrings Puzzle, 1 pr cozy socks, light jacket. 2/13/20
Daughter F 9 All clothing for school, coat, panties, socks & sneakers She is one of a set of twins - and she has grown alot and really needs some nice clothes to wear to school. This family has very little. Pants - junior 9 Shirts 9/10 (Med) Shoes 5 Juicy Couture zip hoodie, leggings, size 6 high top sneakers, 2 pr. Earrings Puzzle, 1 pr cozy socks, zip-up hoodie. 2/13/20

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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