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*

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We are excited that our new Lakota-based transition team is stepping in to help manage Okini!

We are very grateful for the support that has allowed the Okini program to fulfill so many urgent needs for the Lakota people.

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ORGANIZATIONS -- If you can help these organizations, please get in touch!
Organization City Needs Contact
ALLEN YOUTH CENTER ALLEN The Allen Youth Center needs diapers, shampoo, body soap, laundry soap, and lotion. Blankets have been also requested by some families. 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 CARRIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Clothing for children She is desperate for clothing for her children - She is a single mother raising the children by herself Her two little one have outgrown their clothes and she really needs help. The the oldest ones just came back with the clothes on their back....they have nothing. She would appreciate any help she could get..... 2 sketchbooks, word search pocket book, Berenstain bears big red kite, Spirit Animals; tales of the great beasts, Curious George colors eggs 4 L mens t-shirts 1 pair boxers medium 1 body wash 1 antiperspirant Toothbrush and toothpaste2 pair pajamas 1 hoodie 3 long sleeve shirts 3 pants
Daughter F 1 She needs leggings or pants & T shirts, warm sleepers with feet socks, shoes & hoodie She is in need of diapers size 5 This chunky little baby girl is always happy and loves her bottle She has outgrown all her clothing..... and needs clothing. she would love some teething toys too. Clothing 2 T shoes 6 Socks 2t fleece pj girl 1 hoodie 3 long sleeve shirts 3 pants
Son M 17 Still needs - socks, hi tops sneakers and T shirts. He is back with his Mom to live with only the clothes on his back. He is really excited to be back but he really needs clothes. He loves to play basketball and his favorite team is Golden State Warriors..... T shirts (mens large) hi tops 10 joggers or sweats mens med. Hoodie Xl mens boxers med. Socks
Daughter F 14 skinny jeans, s/s t shirts, hoodie, panties, socks and sneakers. Would really appreciate some drawing pencils and paper..... This girl and her brother arrived at their mothers house with only the clothes on their back. She loves to draw and is so happy to be back with her Mom... Pants 7 Jr. Shirts Med. Jr. Shoes 9 hoodie large Socks
Son M 3 Everything - , hoodie, joggers (cuffed), T shirts, socks and shoes and training pants or pull ups. Like his sister he has very little clothes and what he has he has outgrown.....He really needs clothing and would love a toy car too. He had had no new clothes since last year. Pants and Shirts 4T shoes 7 Socksone 4t boy coat

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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