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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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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 -- https://www.onespiritlakota.org/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

PAYPAL VOUCHER PROGRAM

A twenty-dollar cash donation can help Lakota food box recipients purchase a variety of household supplies that many desperately need. In March, One Spirit will give each food box recipient the $20 voucher to use at Buche Supermarket. The owner has given OS a great price on the items.The voucher can only be used on the selected items that are placed on a shelf in the store.

The items are dish soap, toothpaste, toilet paper, shampoo, bodywash, deodorant, comb, toothbrush,and women's sanitary supplies and can be mixed and matched depending on individual's needs. The voucher can not be used for anything else in the store.

Please help us supply the Lakota with some of the most requested items on the Okini List, by clicking on the paypal button.

If you are interested in sending a donation to families listed below, please contact us! Select a family from the list (click your choice) and let us know what you would like to do.

If you submit a donation and do not receive an email with instructions on sending and the recipient's full address within 24 hours, please contact the list manager at cbuchta@nativeprogress.org.

No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 8/4/2020 Family
ELIZABETH WATKINS
Mobile
F 47 hygiene articles, pantry food A mother of 3 girls called and asked for help for her family. She has not asked for anything for herself - but just wants to make sure her family is taken care of.
2 8/4/2020 Grandson M 8 joggers, T shirts, & Boxers He is a tall young boy who loves to play with cars. He has just arrived at his grand parents house with very little clothing. joggers 14/16 Shirts 16
3 8/4/2020 Daughter F 11 leggings, shirts , panties, socks & sneakers She has grown and has no nice clothes to wear to school.... These are adult sizes but she is only 11.....and 5'3" Creative shopping but the child will really appreciate it. She is going into the 6th grade loves loves playing basketball and vollyball. leggings only - size 18 (adlult shirts 2X sneakers 9 Sizes Correct
4 8/4/2020 Daughter F 10 clothing - jeans , T shirts, sneakers & socks and panties Would love cowgirl shirts - she is a tom boy she has out grown all her clothes and really needs some. She is going into the 5th grade and loves horses. She also loves to read stories about horses if anybody has any....She would love it. jeans 12 shirts 14 Shoes 4
5 8/4/2020 Daughter F 8 leggings, shirts, sneakers, socks and panties Like her sister she has outgrown her clothes and is really in need. She is going into the 3rd grade this year....She still loves to play with Barbies and baby dolls Leggings only - she is chubby Pants size 10/12 shirts 12 shoes 3
6 8/4/2020 Grandson M 3 clothing, socks He has just come to grandma and has very little, He really needs some clothes - a little summer clothes and fall clothing. Pants 4T shirts 5T
7 8/3/2020 Family
PAULINE
Mobile
Pantry food. Grandmother needs urgent help with pantry food. This trailer is busting at the seams with adults and 6 children. They urgently need food, please help them.
8 8/3/2020 Family
JUANITA
Mobile
F 39 Clothes and shoes for 6 children in emergency placement. The 6 children listed are in emergency placement with their aunt. They arrived with just the clothes they are wearing. No extra clothes, shoes, toys or books. Their aunt really needs some help, this was completely unexpected. This was very traumatic for the children.
9 8/3/2020 Foster Daughter F 8 Clothes and shoes. Pants; 10/12 years. Shirts; 10/12 years. Shoes; 3
10 8/3/2020 Foster Son M 9 Clothes and shoes Pants; 10/12 years. Shirts; 10/12 years. Shoes; 5
11 8/3/2020 Foster Son M 13 Clothes amd shoes Pants; 14/16 years. Shirts; 14/16 years. Shoes; 8.5
12 8/3/2020 Foster Son M 6 Clothes and shoes Pants; 6 /7 years. Shirts; 6 /7 years. Shoes; 2
13 8/3/2020 Foster Son M 11 Clothes and shoes Pants; 12/14 years. Shirts; 12/14 years. Shoes; 6
14 8/3/2020 Family
RAMONA
Mobile
F 60 Clothes and shoes. This lady has a little girl that is an emergency placement. She only has the clothes and shoes she arrived in. This family could really use some help as this was very unexpected. Please help if you are able.
15 8/4/2020 Foster Daughter F 7 Clothes and shoes. This little girl has been into an emergency placement. She only has the clothes she arrived in. The family urgently need clothes and shoes for her. Please help this little girl. Pants; 7 year old. Shirts; 7 year old. Undies; 7 year old. Shoes; 2 tennis shoes, 2 leggins, 2 short/sleeve t-shirts, 6 prs. socks, 7 underwear, shorts
16 8/2/2020 Family
PHILOMENA
Mobile
F Pantry Food. Bottled water. This single mum/grandmother is bringing up her son and grandchildren. She really needs some help with pantry food, she is struggling to feed the children. This family have no running water, so some bottled water would be really helpful.
17 8/1/2020 Family
SANDRA
Mobile
F Cleaning supplies, toilet paper, clothes for her nephews and niece Helping her niece to raise her 4 children
18 8/1/2020 Niece F 5 mos. Needs diapers size 3, wipes After having 3 rambunctious boys she finally got her girl! She could use help with diapers and wipes. Diapers size 3
19 8/1/2020 Nephew M 2 New Fall clothing He is growing so fast and in need of new clothing! Boys size 3 pants and shirts, shoe size 6T, sox
20 8/1/2020 Nephew M 8 Back to school clothes, backpack Needs new clothing for school Boys size 6 pants and shirts, sneakers size 4, sox
21 8/1/2020 Nephew M 9 Back to school clothes, backpack He has outgrown all his clothes Boys size 8 shirts and pants, size 7 sneakers, socks
22 7/30/2020 Family
MARINA
Mobile
F 55 Back to school clothes for her grandchildren This grandmother is blind and can no longer work. She is helping to raise her many grandchildren
23 7/30/2020 Grandson M 13 Sneakers, rubber boots, t shirts, basketball shorts, backpack This young man absolutely loves fishing! He ruined his old sneakers because of it so is in urgent need of a new pair. She also thought if he could get some type of rubber boots then he wouldn't ruin another pair! Shoe size 10 1/2, size XL t-shirts, size XL shorts
24 7/30/2020 Granddaughter F 11 Back to school clothes, backpack Has outgrown her old clothes and really needs new things for school! Pants and shirts size girls 14/16, shoe size 7
25 7/30/2020 Family
CAITLIN
Mobile
F 27 Mom is in need of a comfortable pair of shoes for work, summer/fall clothes and shoes for the girls, school supplies. This young mom with one on the way is reaching out for help. She does work part-time which helps keep a roof over their heads and food to eat. She does need help with clothing and school supplies for the girls. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! shoe size 8.5 (slip on tennis shoes) 1# raisins, 2 washcloths, chapstick, 3 pr. Ankle socks, slip on sneakers size 8.5, 2 hair ties
26 7/31/2020 Daughter F 5 This little girl is in need of back to school clothes and shoes, backpack, paper, crayons, scissors, glue stick, etc. GIRLS SIZES: clothes 10-12, shoes 13c Backpack, One box of Crayons, One Glue Stick, One Notebook, Two Rice Krispies. sandals, basketball shorts
27 7/30/2020 Daughter F 4 This little one is in need of summer/fall clothes and shoes. GIRLS SIZES: clothes 8, shoes 12c flip flops
28 7/26/2020 Family
FRANSESCA
Mobile
F 29 26 plus pants, 2 xl tops, 8.5 shoes 2 xl tops, 26 plus pants, 8.5 shoes
29 7/27/2020 Daughter F 9 14-16 teen pants, Large tops, size 7 shoes size 12-14 tomboyish clothes. 4.5-5 shoes. Does not like girly clothes
30 7/26/2020 Daughter F 10 16-18 Teen clothing, XL Tops, 11 Shoes large for her age (5'9) and wears size 11-13 juniors clothes and 11 women's shoes.
31 7/26/2020 Family
ANITA
Mobile
F 26 Leggings, sneakers and sandals and T shirts A young mother who lives in the country with her husband and child is asking for help with clothing....She said it is really pretty and you can see horses in the pasture next store.... Size 16 or XL leggings Shirts XL Shoes 8
32 7/29/2020 Daughter F 0 All baby clothes for summer and shoes and diapers This beautiful baby girl has out grown all her clothes and really could use some help....Some baby rattles would be great too 9 - 12 month Shoes 2 or 3 diapers #3 Girl: 3 onesies, 10 dresses (2 sizes), 1 pr shorts and top.
33 7/29/2020 Son M 3 All clothing -- shorts, shirts and sneakers and socks This little boy is all boy and loves playing with cars and trucks. He has no summer clothes or fall clothing anything would be greatly appreciated. Clothing 3T Shoes 9C Boy: 4 pr shorts, 7 shirts (2 sizes)
34 7/26/2020 Husband M T shirts He is a proud father and husband and would really appreciate some new t shirts Size 3X
35 7/22/2020 Family
CYNTHIA
Mobile
F 52 Hygiene articles, body wash, cleaning supplies - lysol ?, laundry soap, clorox Dog food - for large dogs Clothing - bras - no underwire, panties, straight leg jeans or pants, T shirts Masks and disinfectant for hands She is always there for her children and her grandchildren. She will do without so she can help her children - her health has not been good and she has been really afraid of catching the virus....It would be wonderful if someone would help her. She would appreciate any help she got from the bottem of her heart. Pants 12 T shirts Med Panties 6 Bras - 40 C
36 7/22/2020 Husband Basketball shorts, sweats or joggers , tshirts, briefs He and his wife have devoted their lives to their family and have very little for themselves. He really needs some new clothes...Because of a medical condition he has to have a stretchy waist.....so it would be wonderful if someone could help. shorts or joggers 34/36 Tshirts large Briefs 34/36
37 7/8/2020 Family
CHANTEL
Mobile
F 22 Summer clothing, sheets & blankets, kitchen items, pantry food She has just moved out of her mom's house and is setting up her own house. She needs queen sized sheets and blankets, pots and pans, dinner plates, silverware, basically anything to start a new home! 3X t shirts and hoodies, 3X basketball shorts, flip flops size 10
38 7/28/2020 Family
SUSAN
Mobile
F 60 Grandma would love some boxing equipment to teach the kids to box. There's not much to do in their village. Also in need of bunk beds for the kids living with her since they are sleeping on the floor. This family has suffered many hardships and grandparents are desperate to keep their grandchildren with them and not in the system. horse shoes game set Yahtzee and extra score pads, punching bag, boxing gloves, hand wraps, kid's card games 2 sets of bunk beds. 1 blue, 1 white, 4 mattresses for beds
39 7/26/2020 Grandson M 13 size 8 Adidas shoes, socks, size 16 H shorts, or Men's M basketball-type shorts 1 pr bb shorts 1 pr Adidas bb shoes, 1 pr bb shorts, 6 pr black socks
40 8/3/2020 Family
STACI SAGE
Mobile
F 22 Is asking for clothing for children and hygiene articles for them. Her children are growing by leaps and bounds and nothing fits them - she is hoping maybe someone will be able to help her. 1 pr crew socks, lip balm ... 1 glue stick, 1 box crayons (48), 5 pencils, 1 nail clipper, hair elastics, 2 snack size raisins, 4 pk fruit gummies, 6 pkt kool-aid - 3 decks mini kid card games For 5-year-old daughter 1 size 5/6 shirt 1 activity book-7/30/20
41 8/3/2020 Daughter F 1 Clothes - shirts, shorts, rompers, shoes and pampers. This little girl has grown and she has no summer clothing. Her mother would really appreciate it if someone could get her some clothes. 24 months Shoes 6 Pampers #5 3 s/s onesies, 2 s/s, 1 pr joggers, 1 pr jeans, 1 warm fall jacket (sz 2t) ...
42 8/3/2020 Daughter F 5 pants,/ shorts/rompers, panties socks and hygiene articles She just turned 5 years old and is growing fast....so fast that done of her clothes from last year fit. pants/shorts 5 T panties 5T Shoes 12 skirt, 2 s/s, tank top, 1 pr leggings, lip balm ... 1 size 5/6 shirt 1 activity book
43 8/4/2020 Family
MAIMIE
Mobile
F 48 Air Mattresses, blankets and sheets, Queen size. This family of mother, father and 3 young children are homeless. They were living in an old tent but it fell apart. They are now staying at the CAP office, lying on towels, on the floor. They desperately need 2 queen size air mattressess, sheets and some queen size blankets. It would be really wonderful if you could help this family.
44 8/2/2020 Family
WILMA ROSE
Mobile
F 51 NEEDS MET liquid comet and powder comet - cleaning supplies would greatly be appreciated. Believe it or not - comet kills bed bugs and the two bottles she had - she used up.... She let someone stay at her house and they brought bed bugs. so if anyone can help her with comet she would greatly appreciate it. She also sends a very big THANK YOU FOR THE AIR MATTRESSES THAT WERE SENT HER - SHE GREATLY APPRECIATES IT. 6 21-oz. cans of Comet 2 queen-sized air beds, 1 twin size airbed.-8/1/20
45 7/10/2020 Family
GERALDINE
Mobile
F Elder Face masks , cleaning supplies! Grandmother asking for help with essentials to stay safe Chromex 3 Ply Non Woven Ear Loop Style Breathable Disposable Face Masks, 200-Pack-7/21/20
46 8/4/2020 Family
LORETTA
Mobile
F Elder cleaning supplies and toilet paper Elder in need of help with Basic household supplies Toilet paper, Pine Sol, Dawn dishwashing soap, bucket, 3 sponges
47 7/26/2020 Family
REXANN
Mobile
F 33 In need of dish soap, shampoo, pantry food items...canned meat/vegetables/fruits, fruit cups, flour, shortening, coffee, etc. Also, mom is in need of tops. This little family is struggling and could really use a helping hand to get through this pandemic, especially with food as they live in the country and can't always get into town for food and supply distributions. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Thank you! Tops XL For daughter size 4 flip flops size 4 slip on shoes activity book and crayons 10 pair girls socks with a hair bow. 2 boxes mac and cheese-8/2/20
48 7/26/2020 Daughter F 8 In need of summer clothes, back to school clothes and shoes, underwear, socks, school supplies... backpack, paper, notebooks, pencils, markers, glue sticks, etc. GIRLS SIZES: pants/tops/sweaters size 8-9, shoes size 4 elementary school supply bundle with scissors, ruler; pencil box; pencils; notebooks; folders; glue; markers; crayons; pencil sharpener; backpack; colored pencils; 2 hidden picture books flip flops size 4 slip on shoes activity book and crayons 10 pair girls socks with a hair bow.4 t-shirts, 2 leggings, 1 pair skinny jeans
49 7/13/2020 Family
AHLISHA
Mobile
F 23 Leggings, shorts panties, shirts & Bras (sports bras) A young mother is busy raising her two sons alone. They have no running water in their home but she is thankful she has a roof over her head. She has very little clothes and would really be grateful for a couple of nice outfits to have. She is petite and says Jr. clothes fit her better. Leggings Med.....Shorts 7 Jr. Shirts Med., Jr Panties 5 Bras (Med) 4 T-Shirts, 2 pairs of leggings , 1 package of panties and one package of 2 bras-7/23/20
50 7/20/2020 Family
CHRISTINA
Mobile
F 26 Urgent need for clothes for her sons A young mother of 6 is overwhelmed trying to take care of her children. She has no source of income and is unable to work because she has no one to watch the children. She did not ask for anything for herself. She is very appreciative of everything sent for her daughters, now she is hoping to get some things for her sons. baby oatmeal, fruit & veg packs, ramen noodles, granola bars, baby shampoo, Enfamil, tampons, baby wipes, size 3 diapers, 4 cans corn, body wash,-7/21/20
51 7/20/2020 Son M 11 Urgent need for back to school clothing Has not had any new clothes in a very long time Size XL joggers or 18 husky pants, XL shirts, shoe size 7, sox and underwear
52 7/20/2020 Son M 10 Urgent need for back to school clothing Has outgrown everything and needs new clothes! Size 10/12 pants, 10/12 shirts, shoe size 6, sox and underwear

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