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!
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 KAREN family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 53 CLOTHIING for her children and grandchild and hygiene artiicles She also needs electric heaters, king size warm blankets and sheets and towels. She is really short on towels and bedding. This grandmother has just gotten and received custody of her grandkids and is trying to cloth her own children and is having a really rough time. She is doing her best but she just does not know how she is going to clothe them.....She could really use a helping hand. one L/Xl sweater size 9 sneaker blue womens hoodie 3T sweatshirt, toddler gloves size 10 kids sneakers sz 8 longsleeve boys shirt size 10 boys hoodie one hand sanitizer one throw blanket -9/23/20
Grandson M 8 jeans, tshirts , warm hoodie, sneakers, socks and winter coat He is the typical little boy that keeps growing and needs clothes He loves to play with cars.... Jeans 8 Shirts 8/10 hoodie 10 coat 10 Shoes 2 sz 8 longsleeve boys shirt size 10 boys hoodie
Granddaughter F 3 Leggins, tops, warm hoodie, winter coat, hat gloves panties socks and sneakers This little girl really needs some clothing as she has very little and nothign suitable for cold weather. leggings 6 Tops 6X Shoes 9 Coat 6X 3T sweatshirt, toddler gloves, size 10 kids sneaker
Daughter F 15 skinny jeans, T shirts, hoodie (Black or Blue) socks, panties and low sneakers She is going into the 9th grade this year and can't wait till she can go back to regulaar school......She loves playing sports. Jeans 7/8 Tops 10 Hoodie Large blue womens hoodie
Daughter F 18 jeans, t shirts, hoodie, panties, socks This is her senior year and she can't believe she can't go to school and play sports......She is so disappointed. skinny Jeans 15/16 Tops XL Shoes 9 Hoodie XXL L/Xl sweater size 9 sneaker

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.

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.

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