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 STEPHANIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 32 Family of 10 including 4 elders, lives in the country. Their heater doesn't always work. Urgent need for 5 King size blankets, warm clothing as noted for children. Mom's only request for herself is a winter jacket, size 2x Young mom asks for only a winter jacket herself, hopes her elders and children will be helped. shirt women's 1 x, jacket 2x -3 toddler stocking hats F6 shoes sz 2, F5 shoes sz 8 hitops, F4 shoes sz 8, F12 8 pk underwear sz 8, F11 2 joggers, M5 shoes sz 9 (run small), 2 Queen blankets, 12 cans corn, 12 cans green beans Childrens books-11/30/20
Elder F 35 women's shoe size 9 1/2 women's shoe size 9 1/2 4 pr underwear, 2 pr holiday crew socks,
Daughter F 11 Sweater size 16 shirt/pants women's 14/16, shoes 9 2 pr jeans, 2 l/s, cardigan...
Daughter F 12 Underwear women's size 8, bra 36C, sweater or jacket, 2x Underwear women's size 8, bra 36C, pants, 18, shirts 2x, shoes 8 1/2 2 pr jeans (sz 18p), 1 pr joggers, 1 pr Capri night pants + s/s night shirt... 5 pair of women's wool socks 2 -36C bras 12 pair size 8 panties
Daughter F 5 shoes, preferably high tops with laces pants 6 Shirts 5/6 Shoes 8 1 pr leggings... shoes sz 8 hitops sandals, 2 shorts, 2 tops
Daughter F 4 shirts, pants 5/6T shoes 8 shirts, pants 5/6T shoes 8 size 5T plush pullover top. 5T microfleece leggings. 5 pack Toddler thermal socks shoes sz 8, 'doll with clothing, sandals, shorts, 2 tops
Son M 5 pants toddler/child 5/6, boots, toddler/youth 8 shirts and pants toddler/child 5/6, shoes toddler/youth 8 size 5T microfleece hoodie. 5T jeans
Daughter F 6 shoes size 2 pants 10 shirts 10/12 shoes size 2 size 10/12 - 1 Jeans, 2 Sweat pants, 3 Leggings, 7 Short sleeve T-shirts, 2 Long sleeve T-shirts, 2 night gowns shoes sz 2, 2 tops, 3 panties
Elder M 34 Boots men's 13
Mother F 71 Underwear, women's size 5, socks for women's shoe size 8 Underwear, women's size 5, socks for women's shoe size 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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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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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.

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