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 39 Pants, shirts, underwear, socks, shoes, sport bras, maxi pads, toilet paper, laundry & dish soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, trash bags, cleaning supplies, paper towels, snacks, mac & cheese, ramen noodles, towels, wash cloths, toothpaste and toothbrushes This single mother and grandmother is part of a large family and she could use some help with summer clothes and household basics. Pants size-16 tops size-XL Shoes size-11 sport bras size-XL Underwear size-9 F 39 - 3/4 sleeve, jumper, l/s cuddledud top, 1 pr jeans, fleece pants, fleece sleep pants & l/s sleep shirt F 67 - Cuddledud pants, tights 1 pr fleece leggings (sz 7-16 girl) 2 - (6ea) kool-aid mix-12/20/20
Daughter F 14 socks, tops, shoes, underwear, leggings, sport bras, maxi pads This 9th grader likes red and black and would like some summer clothes and shoes. She likes to play basketball, color, and bake. Shoes size-11 Leggings size-L (Womens) tops size-L sport bras size-L Underwear size-8 sports bra, 2 ss T shirts and undies 2 pairs of black leggings large 3 pairs of black shorts large sandals
Niece F 12 Summer clothes, socks, underwear, sandals, sport bras This so-to-be 7th grader could use some new summer clothes. Her favorite color is red and she likes to bead, read and color. Sweat pants size-M tops size-14/16 (girls) sandals size-5 (girls) sport bras size-M jeans, bra and undies summer blouses 3 tops sz 14/16 dress ' shoes, one size 13 jrs female jeans
Mother F 67 Socks, shoes, underwear, button-up shirts, bras This great grandmother has a large family and asks very little for herself. Any help is greatly appreciated. Shoes size-11 Underwear size-8 shirts size-3X bras size-42D socks and bra new size 11 shoes W'3 button up tops 6 pair of underwear size 8 sandals
Daughter F 16 Summer clothes, underwear, bras, socks, shoes, maxi pads, beading supplies This 11th grader loves the color red and could use some summer clothes. She likes to bead and do crossword puzzles. Jeans/sweat pants size-7 (Junior) tops size-L shoes size-9 (Womens) bras size-34B underwear size-8(Womens) summer blouses 2 women's large tees 2 teen coloring books & 1 crossword puzzle book 1 pack of 10 socks 2 sports bras size large 6 pair of underwear size 8 one size 7 jrs female pants 1 pr pajamas, 5 shirts, 3 leggings, 3 shorts, 6 pair jean shorts, 2 sweatpants 1 jeans, 6 legings, 7 hsirts sandals
Son M 0 Diapers, wipes, summer clothes, socks This 7 month old boy is beginning to walk. He is growing so fast and could use some summer clothes and diapers. Summer clothes size-18 months diapers size-5 5 onesies, 3 shirts, 3 shorts 7 onesies, 2shirts, 4 shorts two 18mos onesies, one pair size 11 toddler sneakers
Granddaughter F 3 Shoes, socks, underwear, summer clothes, Pull-ups This little girl will be entering Head Start this fall. She likes the color light blue and loves Barbies and baby dolls. She likes to color and would like some new summer clothes. Pull-ups size 4/5T Shoes size-1 pants & shirts size-5 underwear size-4 3 tops one barbie car, 4t red jacket (fleece) sandals, underwear, book
Daughter F 8 Summer clothes, underwear, socks,shoes This 4th grader has grown over the winter would like some new summer clothes. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to read and color. Leggings size-M (girls) tops size-10/12 (girls) shoes size-6 (girls) Underwear size-6 (girls) 1 top, sandals, top, 2 girls leggings, one size 10/12 girls tshirt one book
Daughter F 12 Socks, shoes, underwear, jeans, tops, This 8th grader loves purple. She has outgrown all her clothes and would like some summer clothes. She likes to read and would like some hair accessories. Shoes size-7 (Womens) Jeans size-5 (Juniors) Tops size-M (Womens) Underwear size-6 3 tops 2 women's med tees, shoes
Niece F 6 Summer clothes, underwear, socks, shoes This adorable little girl will be in second grade this fall. Her favorite colors are pink and green. She likes to color. Thank you for thinking of her. Leggings size-7 tops size-10/12 shoes size-1.5 underwear size-6 top, shoes, tops shorts dress slides size 2 socks - 10 pack small toy color book
Grandson M 0 Diapers, wipes, summer clothes, socks This is the first summer for this 3 month old boy and he has no clothes for the summer. Any help is greatly appreciated. Diapers size-3 clothes size-12 months one fleece baby blanket
Nephew M 14 summer clothes, socks, underwear,shoes This teenager is going into the 8th grade this fall. He enjoys reading and coloring. Shoes size-10 sweat pants size-L tops size-XL Underwear (long briefs) size-XL 2 mens xxl tshirt tennis shoes
Daughter F 6 Socks, underwear, shoes, pants, tops This first grader loves to play with her siblings and cousins and would love some new summer clothes. Her favorite color is pink and she likes to draw and color. Leggings size-S tops size-8 shoes size-5.5 Underwear size-5 4 tops,sundress,4 leggings,3 shorts, 6 underwear, 12 shirts, 2 sundresses, 4 leggings sandals, shorts, 2 dresses, 2 girls leggings

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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