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.

Main Okini | Donate money | Mobile

Return to all families

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".

NEW - Hot Donor Deals!
Click HERE to check out latest ideas and good deals or tell us about a great opportunity you want to share.

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. 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.

If you are interested in making a donation to the LILLIANA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 44 hygiene Articles - shampoo, condtioner, body soap, household - dish soap, disinfectant, laundry soap, comet powder and spray - house infected with bedbugs. - pantry food and clothing for whole family - mattress and warm blanket. - she needs all clothing for cold weather She just came back to rez and was going to try to make a difference and then the virus happened. They do not have adequate warm clothing and she would greatly appreciate some help. Plus the house they moved into is infested with bed bugs. If someone could get her a firm blow up mattress or a bed it would greatly help. she has an extremely bad back... leggings or jeggings (stretch) - size 12...... shirts large sneakers 9 1/2 coat 12/14 hoodie large Favorite color lavender Shampoo & conditioner, body soap, hand soap, dish soap, kitchen sponges, comet powder, spray disinfectant, rubber gloves, laundry detergent-9/23/20
Daughter F 10 clothing - jordache extra skinny skinny jeans, tops, low sneakers, socks, hoodie , winter coat Hat & gloves She extremely bright, petite little girl is a ball of fireqand is curious about everything.......Her favorite color is pink and she loves to play with puppies and slime. She is in 5th grade this year and really hopes that the schools will open soon. jeans 7/8 shirts 8 shoes 3 1/2 low hoodie 10 winter coat 10
Significant other M 48 Jeans, boxers, t shirts, sneakers, socks, gloves hoodie and a winter jkt. His roots can be traced to crazy horse and he is very proud of his heritage.........He is hoping in the future to be able to work with his people. Jeans 38/'33 shirts Xl sneakers 9 1/2 Hoodie Xl

On behalf of the Lakota Families of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit,
we thank you for your kindness and generous heart.


Return to all Okini families

Your contact information will be kept private and not shared with or sold to anyone. ONE SPIRIT has donors worldwide. We greatly appreciate your detailed contact information!

First name *

Last name *

Email address *


City *

State/region/province *

Nation *

NEW   To prevent duplicates we are now allowing only one donation per family every 5 minutes.
Click ONCE to submit. Thank you!!

SAVE when you have completed this information.

NEW DONORS: Thanks for completing this form! If you return using the same computer, your contact information will already be completed. Cookies are required for this feature!

Please briefly describe your interests
and the gift you would like to send

Click SAVE my information when complete!

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.

Getting Started is Easy

Now that you have selected your Family, please complete this form, including the My Contact Information section, then click the SAVE my information button that is located at the lower left of this page

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.

There will also be a link in the email for you to provide us with detailed information:

1. a list of the items that you sent
2. when your gift was sent
3. the tracking number, and
4. the expected delivery date
5. a question or comment

With this information, we will notify your selected family that your gift is on its way.

Consider Sponsoring

If you would like to help a family on a more regular basis, please click the box below. The rewards are endless!

Please send information on sponsorship.