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 ALLEN YOUTH CENTER is asking for holiday gifts for approximately 200 children of all ages.

Items can be sent directly to: One Spirit, 77 Long Distance Blvd., Kyle, SD 57752.

Contact is Deborah Holcomb at if you have any questions.

Items requested are: toddler toys, basketballs, footballs, dolls, stuffed toys, tablets, books for all age groups, puzzles, board games, art supplies, hats, gloves, socks, RC Cars, toys for all age groups, hot cocoa and candy to hand out to all of the children.

Also, the ROSEBUD SOUP KITCHEN is in need of items for their community. They serve approximately 200 folks on a daily basis.

They have 15-18 babies under 3, 40 children age 3-10, 50 children 10-15 and 100 elders.

Items requested are toys for the babies, basketballs, dolls, stuffed toys, action figures, footballs, RC cars, batteries, toys, board games, puzzles, art kits, purses for the teen girls, hats, gloves, socks for the teens. Candy and treats to give to the children. Candles, hats, throws, socks and gloves to hand out to the elders.

They are also asking for tea, coffee, sugar-free hot cocoa, any types of non-sugar sweetener, creamer and snacks to serve at the soup kitchen.

Please send items to:
Marian and Bill Sorace
28584 BIA 9
PO Box 574
Rosebud, SD 57570
Phone contact: 605-828-5013 (Marian)

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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.


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.

No Date Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated SELECT
1 12/1/2022 Family
F Double bed sheet for daughter, Twin sheet for mother, clock, radio, blankets, pots, pans, dishes for two, silverware, cleaning and hygiene supplies - They need everything. Mom needs clothes sizes large, warm sweater, shoes and socks mid calf, and snowboots A neighbor called in for this mother and daughter. They moved into a apt. with nothing but a bed an a recliner....They need everything....They are trying hard to get their lives together and make a home.
2 12/1/2022 Daughter F Clothing for school and for home....She needs jeans, joggers, l/s T shirts, panties, and a hoodie..., ankle socks, sneakers, panties She gas very little clothing and really needs some...She is in the 6th grade and is so happy to have her own home with her Mom and having a neighbor who tries to help them. Maybe someone could send her a stuff animal for her bed and a cuddling throw. panties 6 pants 12 (ladies) Shirts larges ladies Shoes 8 wide
3 11/28/2022 Family
M 73 Elder living alone in wheelchair from polio. A warm queen blanket, socks and pantry food. This elder lives in a remote area. He runs out of food and would really love some pantry items....and a lap blanket and queen blanket would be wonderfu.
4 11/28/2022 Family
M 64 Warm Winter coat or hoodie, hat and gloves He and his wife of many years live together and try to do the best they can. He very rarely asks for help. Coat 3X
5 11/28/2022 Wife F 64 Grandmother asking for "any" kinds of fabric to make quilts and clothing and sewing supplies.... A new pair of scissors, thread and backing Cotton fabric for quilts, denim, solids, prints, flannel. to help make quilts. she tries hard to support her family making quilts but it is hard when she doesn't have the supplies.
6 11/28/2022 Family
F 81 Elder in need of toilet paper and pantry food. She does not have a car and cannot access transportation often. Has children living with her. She very much needs two warm queen size blankets....... Elder lives in a remote area. and has access to nothing. She is dependent on rides and often goes without.....Please help.......
7 11/28/2022 Son M Hoodie, gloves and socks He lives at home with his mother and tries his best to take care of her - but it is hard with no transportation. Hoodie mens large
8 11/28/2022 Daughter F Sewing supplies and warm gloves and a hat.... She tries to make money by selling quilts but all of her sewing supplies have worn out or dsappeared. - such as needles, thread, scissors, pins, backing etc.
9 11/28/2022 Family
F 72 This elder would love pantry food, toilet paper and toiletries for her household. She also needs a winter coat and snow boots, hat and gloves. she is a three time cancer survivor and would really love a winer coat and snowboots....She has none and isn't really able to go outside. Winter coat 3X Snowboots 10
10 11/20/2022 Family
F pair of gloves - warm but not to bulky as he will be riding with them. She is also asking for help with shoes for her nieces and nephew who she is taking care of. Her husband, his father and their son and are going on the BIG FOOT RIDE which happens over the course of several days....The ride starts in Bridger S.D. On the 19th and it ends on the 29th of December in Wounded Knee S.D. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RIDE. They ride on horse. It is called the Big Foot Ride or Sitanka wokiksuye in honor of Chief Big Foot who was massacred in wounded knee the Wounded Knee MassacreThe ride starts in Bridger S.D. On the 19th and it ends on the 29th of December in Wounded Knee S.D. They ride on horse. It is called the Big Foot Ride or Sitanka wokiksuye in honor of Chief Big Foot who was massacred in wounded knee the Wounded Knee Massacre The ride starts in Bridger S.D. On the 19th and it ends on the 29th of December in Wounded Knee S.D. They ride on horse. It is called the Big Foot Ride or Sitanka wokiksuye in honor of Chief Big Foot who was massacred in wounded knee the Wounded Knee Massacre They ride in honor of the people who died in suffering and all the men, women and children who lost their lives that day Promised long johns and socks
11 11/22/2022 Son M 13 some warm gloves and socks. black snowpants He is looking forward to doing this ride with his father to honor the lost of his people during difficult times....Traditions are very important to this families and they value their culture.. snowpants 33 Promised Winter Coat and boots
12 11/20/2022 Nephew M 7 This little boy is in need of shoes....They are practically going to have to start taping them soon.... He is tall and chunky and as big as his sister....He is very hard on sneakers He is all boy and loves to play outside in the woods. shoes 2
13 11/20/2022 Niece F 9 This little girl is in need of a pair of sneakers. she has outgrown her and they are falling aparts. Socks would be great too. She has long hair so some hairbands and ties would also be great. She is a petite little girl. Shoes 1 1/2
14 11/20/2022 Niece F 13 sneakers and socks She is tall and slender and is quite an artist.. Her shoes are falling apart and she really needs some for school. Sneakers 7
15 11/13/2022 Family
F 68 Pantry food, hygiene articles, cleaning supplies - and clothing for children. This Sixty eight elder is reaching out for help with clothing for her grandchildren and foster son.. She is not asking for anything for herself. She does receive a small monthly SSI check but that doesn't cover much. She often runs short on food She is worried that some of the children do not have appropriate clothing for winter. THIS FAMILY WILL BE ON CHRISTMAS WISH LIST - INFO COMING SOON. ish soap adult grandson: 4 pr socks, hat. M18 mos: hoodie, pants, 2 l/s shirts. F6 mos: 2 pants, 2 l/s onesies, fleece coverall. F13: skinny jeans.
16 11/17/2022 Grandson M 16 Young man in need of warm hoodie, stocking hat, gloves , socks He is a tenth grader this year and is happy to be back to school after going to school virtual last year. Like his brother he loves sports and his favorite color is blue too. Hoodie XXL socks for 11 1/2
17 11/17/2022 Granddaughter F 7 Winter Coat, stocking hat and hat and socks This little one is in need of a winter coat. Her coat is in rough shapee and she would love to have a pretty pink coat. She is in 2nd grade this year. She is a girly girl who loves the color pink. She has long, long hair. She loves to draw and do crafts. Winter coat 10/12 promised winter coat
18 11/17/2022 Granddaughter F 13 This young lady is in need of skinny jeans, hoodie, stocking hat and gloves She is in the 7th grade this year. She is a girly girl with hair below her shoulders. She loves doing crafts when she is home. Her favorite color is lavender. jeans 3 jr. Hoodie med. promised skinny jeans
19 11/17/2022 Great Grandson M 18 months All clothing - pants, tops, sweater, footed PJ;s has none plus snow boots, hat and gloves He hs grown alot and nothing fit grandma is hoping someone will help her. Someone gave the child a coat. Clothing 2T snowboots 7T promised M18 mos: pants, hoodie, 2 l/s shirts. - winter coat
20 11/17/2022 Great Granddaughter F 6months All clothing and a 2 piece snow suit and warm cuddley blanket She is the baby of the family and boy she is a cuties. All clothing 12 months promised . F6 mos: 2 pants, 2 l/s onesies
21 11/13/2022 Grandson M In need of sweats, pullover sweat shirts, socks, hat and gloves He is working day labor to try to help his grandmother with bills. He is hoping to be able to go to trade school in future. There are hardly any jobs on rez sweatpants 30x31, sweat shirt large , socks for shoes 10
22 11/13/2022 Grandson M 19 Warm hoodie, gloves and a stocking hat.... He is senior this year and is trying hard. He loves sports His favorite color is blue. He is trying to figure out if he wants to go in tech field after graduation. Hoodie XL (mens sizes)
23 11/13/2022 Foster Son M 12 Winter Coat, stocking hat . gloves He is in the 6th grader this year and loves all sports. He is so happy to be back in school - he loves going. Winter Coat 14/16
24 11/28/2022 Family
F 29 Pantry food, hygiene articles andclothing for her children and a layette for unborn child due 3/8 A young mother called and asked for help clothing her two children and pantry food as often she runs out. She said she is only asking for what is really needed.
25 11/28/2022 Son M 9 shoes, socks, elastic cuffed joggers, l/s shirts, snowboots and winter coat. Little boy is in need of clothing......He loves that he is big brother and can show his little brother how to do things. clothing 16/18 Shoes 5
26 11/28/2022 Son M 6 Jogger with elastic cuff, l/s shirts, Winter coat, hat, gloves sneakers and sock, and snowboots He is big like his brother and loves to play with him. Would love a toy. Hoes 4 1/2 Clothing 12/14 Sizes are correct.
27 11/26/2022 Family
F 55 Big Soup Pot and pots and pans She has a large family that live really close and everyone eats together. she needs a large soup pot to make soups....and some new pots and pans soup pot - promised
28 11/18/2022 Husband M winter gloves, socks, snowboots and coveralls He and his wife have devoted their lives to their family and have very little for themselves. He really needs some new it would be wonderful if someone could help. Winter is here and they live in the country. coveralls 2 XL (winter ones) Snow boots 9 1/2
29 11/18/2022 Family
F 32 Is asking for winter clothing for the familie and hygiene articles. Snow boots, Hat and gloves and jeans They are currently living with her significant others family home. They have very little. She is hoping someone will be able to help her family. snowboots 8 jeans 7
30 11/18/2022 Nephew M 13 Winter Coat and snowboots He is a big boy and he is in the 7th grade....He hopes to be able to play football. Coat 3X snowboots 12
31 11/18/2022 Daughter 0 Snowsuit and a couple of warm outfits, pampers # 3, wipes and mittens so she doesn't scratch her face. Her parents think she is perfect and she is loved very much. Mom said she is a wonderful bably and she is so happy. Clothing 9 mos. Pampers #3
32 11/17/2022 Family
F 57 She is asking for help with hygiene articles - shampoo, conditioner, body wash ALWAYS PADs - PLUS size for grand daughters and snow boots. She tries to take care of her family and is hoping to get snowboots for her grandchildren. She says you can never find any in the rummage sales or give-aways. Shoe size 8 1/2 T shirts XL Jeans 16 Winter coat XL 92 count Always Ultra pads; 2x17oz body lotion; 3x28oz conditioner; 2x25oz shampoo; 4x28oz kids 3-in-1 shampoo/body wash/conditioner; 4x20oz adult body wash; 6x4.6oz kids toothpaste; 6x6oz adult toothpaste; 25 adult toothbrushes; 12 kids toothbrushes
33 11/17/2022 Grandson M 6 Black snowboots, hat and gloves black snow boots 4
34 11/17/2022 Granddaughter F 12 brown snow boots, hat and gloves Lyla 9 ladies
35 11/17/2022 Daughter F snowboots, hat and mittens snowboots 8 T
36 11/17/2022 Granddaughter F 9 snowboots, hat and gloves snowboots size 4
37 11/17/2022 Granddaughter F 11 snowboots, gloves and hat snowboots 8
38 11/17/2022 Grandson M 4 Black snowboots size 2 snow boots 2
39 11/17/2022 Grandson M 7 Black snowboots, hat and gloves snowboots 3 1/2