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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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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 58 Pair of shoes for self as she has had surgery on foot and needs a soft shoe, pants or capris and some tops. Hygiene articles, Aveeno for one of the family who has a severe skin condition and pantry food as they are very short on food. She said there is a skecher shoe that has padding that someone told her about. An elder who is raising her two grand daughters since her son died is really struggling...Her electric is BEING TURNED OFF 7/5 and she is down to 3% she is recovering from foot surgery.....She is really hoping that someone will be able to help her. SHE WANTS TO THANK THE PERSON WHO SENT HER GRAND DAUGHTERS AND HER SON SOME CLOTHES.....THE GIRLS WERE SO EXCITED AND HAPPY.... Pants or capriis 14, Tops 16 shoes 8 3 cans spam, 1 lb peanut butter, 34 oz, honey peanuts, 12 cans tuna, 2 - 16 oz ham, 12 can vienna sausage, 12 - 12.5 cans chunk chicken Veggies - 3 - 38 oz cans green beans, 12 - 15 oz cans peas, 12 - 15 oz corn Fruit - 6 - 15 oz cans madarin oranges, 4 - 20 oz crushed pineapple, 1 - 20 oz raisins Starch - 8 lb pinto beans, 4 - 28 oz cans pork & beans (eat with vienna sausages), 4 - 12 oz tricolor rotini (can of peas, can of chicken & some italian dressing), 2- 3 lb elbow macaroni (tuna, peas, mayo salad), 8 lb spaghetti pasta, 1 - 42 oz oatmeal (cinnamon & raisins), 3 - 32 oz complete pancake mix (top with peanut butter & honey or applesauce), 2 - 24 ct granola bars Canned goods - 4 -26 oz cream of mushroom soup (to make tuna casserole or chicken casserole with peas), 8 - 24 oz meat pasta sauce, 4 - 24 oz chunky vegetable pasta sauce Spices & condiments - 2 - 2.5 oz garlic powder, 1 - 8 oz dehydrated chopped onions, 2 - 30 oz mayonnaise, 1 - 15 oz italian dressing, 1 - 12 oz honey-8/5/20
Granddaughter F 11 Boys basketball shorts and jean shorts, skinny jeans, panties, basketball shirts and hi top sneakers She likes dark colors. - she is a tom boy She is a girl who loves sports....cross country, basektball and loves to horses. she is a total tom boy and would love some basketball shorts - if boys probably 16/18 and would love some basketball shirts Pants 5 Jeans 5 Shirts Med Sneakers 8

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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