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*

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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.

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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 7/16/2021 Family
F 30 Needs clothing for her children, self and the childrens DAD Her needs are sweats, T shirts. sneakers and sandals and pants Life has been hard for her family - She has been looking for housing and can't find any permanent housing. She moves from place to place. She is currently back at her Moms but the house is very crowded. Her children are her life and she said if it was a choice between her and her children - please send things for her babies. Sweats XL TShirts XL Pants 15 Shoes 8 1/2 24 mo. size - 7 shirts and shorts and 2 rompers
2 7/17/2021 Significant other M 27 jeans, s/s t shirts, socks and sneakers This young father is looking for work but it is hard to find. He has very little clothing and needs a helping hand. Pants 34/34 Shirts 2XL Shoes 12
3 7/16/2021 Son M 2 summer clothing, socks, sneakers and Pampers size 6 please as he is still not potty trained. This little boy is alot bigger than last year and nothing fits.....He has very little clothes and will has nothing that fits him. He is having a birthday this month and a toy for him would be wonderful. Like all little boys he loves cars and trucks..... Clothing 5T Shoes 8 or 9 C Pampers size 6
4 7/16/2021 Daughter F 1 Summer clothing, blanket, baby care This little girls has very little clothing and it would be wonderful if someone would help her. 24 month clothing Shoes 3C Pampers #4
5 7/16/2021 Family
F 50 sneakers, sandals, socks, leggings, shirts, a sweater or a hoodie A single grandmother who is battling cancer and has developed severe spinal problems where she may need surgery or they will try shotss firs, is reaching out for help. She had been working before Covid but since her health is declined she can't work at present and is really struggling. leggings 18-20, tops 2XL, shoes 10 2 shirts and one sandals
6 7/21/2021 Family
M clothing for emergency placement of grand children and hygiene articles He just received emergency custody of his two grandchildren - they were dropped off with not clothing, hygiene articles and toys and he his hoping that someone may be able to help him.
7 7/21/2021 Grandson M 7 He just arrived at his grandfathers with the clothes on his back...He needs basketball shorts, t shirts, joggers with cuffs and underwear, socks and sneakers This little boy has just arrived at his g randfathers and really needs some clothes....He loves Fortnite and minecraft toys. Shirts 14/16 joggers 14/16 shorts 14/16 Shoes 3
8 7/21/2021 Granddaughter F 3 leggings, shorts, t shirts socks, panties and pull ups she just arrived at grandpa's with the clothes on her back. She really needs summer and fall clothing and maybe a few toys.....She loves Elsa and littlem mermaid dolls and also barbies. She has nothing. Pants and shorts 6 Shoes 11 Shirts 6 Pull ups 5
9 7/13/2021 Family
F 33 She is asking for a layette for her new baby being born 7/4/21 and clothes for her twins. Nothing for herself. She is a single Mom raising her children on her own.....Life is not always easy for her but she says her children always come first and has her devoted her life to them. She asks for nothing for herself - she just wants her children to have enough clothing. She is having a new baby and has absolutely nothing for it. she is hoping someone can help her. She does not know the sex - wants to be surprised. 4 newborn outfits and a blanket. - donated and 7/7 twin boy - 2 outfits, twin girl 3 outfits, 3 onsies and l - 3 - 6 mo. outfit.
10 7/13/2021 Son M 2 summer clothing = nothing fits desperate for Pampers size 6 He and is twin love to play together - and are in to everything.....They are really growing fast and really need clothing. clothing 5T Pampers #6 3 dresses
11 7/13/2021 Daughter F 2 needs summmer clothing all types needs diapers size 6 - desperate This two year old little girl is as pretty as a picture and she tries very hard to keep up with her twin.. She would love some girly clothes clothing 5T Pampers Size 6 2 outfits
12 6/30/2021 Family
F Dishes, pots & pans, tubberwear, silverwear, knives, coffee pot, toaster, towels bedding - full & queen - pillows - beds if possible twin, full or queen Some make up for 21 year old and books for 10 year old girl - whimpy kid diaries, harry potter, drawing supplies this mother and her two daughters lost everything in a house fire. The fire gutted the house and they have nothing left. People donated them clothing so they are alright at present but they are trying to get things for their home when finished which should be a month to 6 weeks. Hopefully people will help - they are really in need.The social worker called for them asking for help. Toaster & Coffee Maker, 4 Pillows, 1 queen size Blanket
13 6/29/2021 Family
F 30 Mom of two little ones, living with her mother and sister. She is asking for help with clothing for the children. Tina also hopes for a sponsor, especially for the little girl. cancelled
14 6/24/2021 Son M 10 shorts and tops sneakers (low) He is all boy and loves to play outside......he has very little clothing He is in the 4th grade and is extremely tall size 16 tops 16/18 size 8 shoes (men) mother says correct size She said he is tall
15 6/24/2021 Daughter F 2 shorts and dresses and pull ups Like all two year old little girls who is almost 3 , she is growing fast and has outgrown all her clothing. she has very little clothing and they are hoping that someone will be able to help. Shirt and pants, size 4 T pullups 4T
16 6/28/2021 Family
F Needs bedding & towels (Queens & Twins) for large household, hygiene articles for family and clothing for children. This family is only asking for help for the two children that do not have sponsors....They would appreciate any help they could get for them. It would also be wonderful if anyone could help with bedding and towels. 4 boys XL t shirts 5 boys basketball shorts 2 queen bedding sets 1 twin bedding set
17 6/29/2021 Daughter F summer clothing, shoes, socks, pampers, wipes and baby care items. she is the youngest in the family and is loved by her parents and siblings. 18 months Shoes 3/4 6/29 - clothing, baby shampoo, wipes and snacks
18 6/22/2021 Son M 10 basketball shorts, tops, socks and desperate for sneakers or hi tops This fourth grader is all boy and loves to play outside, His favorite toy is cars. He is the only boy in the house. His favorite color is blue. He really needs sneakers. shorts 14/16 shirts XL or mens med. Shoes 6
19 7/13/2021 Family
F 58 wrapped candy to be given out at parade THEY REALLY ARE HOPING THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE OUT CANDY - IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE CHILDREN ARE NOT DISAPPOINTED. STILL NEED MORE = THERE ARE ALOT OF CHILDREN AT PARADE. A grandmother called for help with getting candy to give out off the Wounded Knee parade float. THE PARADE IS IN THE VERY BEGINNING OF AUGUST. - EXACT DATE COMING. The community of Wounded Knee work together and make a float to mark the start of the POW WOW. Children and adults from around the reservation line up on the parade route to look at the floats and the children hope to be able to catch a piece of candy. This is truly a time when the reservation get together and bring their children to see the floats and hope they will be lucky enough to get some candy. 100 oz of candy 400 pieces.