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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We are beginning to gather up suggestions and ideas on good deals from our donors. Please list your best and most exciting ideas and suppliers and we'll put together a list and keep it here. This listing is not an endorsement of any particular retailer, merely a means of passing on shopping deals.

From Valerie: Lands End has insulated winter boots on sale 50% off right now. This is also a good time to get flannel sheets or pajamas with holiday or winter prints on sale.

From Casey Tuesday, December 29, 2020 five below website has plush sherpa blankets for $5

Down coats: - with sales and coupons, they are 50-60% off right now. Smaller adult sizes suitable for kids go on incredible clearance. They have plus sizes as well!

Good markdown blankets (down alternative, plush polyester fleece):, Macy's, other department stores. Note that not all will ship to PO boxes. From Cynthia

From Marilyn: Brad’s Deals website has great deals on all types of clothing, shoes and household items. Join free for newsletter and receive daily notices of ever changing deals. Prices cannot be beat!

From Julie-Anne: Brandless - $9 for a box of diapers, with $6 over $39 I like to go on Ebay- sometimes I bid and sometimes I use the Buy It Now option. Shipping is free a lot of times. Check out the Search Engine and type in “Lot of ____” clothes, tools, whatever for some great finds!

From Holly Kailani Check out shoes and boots are about 1/4 regular price.

From Kate Schmid For light source that is battery free and reuseable, the Luci lights that can be either ordered or purchased on the internet or Bass Pro, is a great source of bright lighting. It has a solar panel that can charge during the day even a cloudy one, and can be blown up and used as a lantern. Price ranges from $14-$20 depending and I have seen that they carry them at Walmart also.

Check out five below website they have warm blankets for five dollars no matter how big the order shipping is five dollars

From Rachel The clothing company called Justice sells clothing for plus-sized girls. I use them sometimes for the rez kids' orders.

Zulily has great deals on women's winter coats. I found two that originally retailed for over $200. One was marked down to $49 and the other was $69.

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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, 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 9/29/2023 Family
F 60 hygiene articles, cleaning supplies and pantry food. leggings, T shirts 3/4 length sleeves and jewel neck (said her neck is short) panties (briefs) and a black hoodie (so she can wear it with anything. She is an elder with diabetes....lately she has been gaining weight and can't wear what little clothes she has...She would really appreciate any help she can receive. She said she often runs out of food and hygiene articles and is really struggling. She would also love a sponsor who could help her and be a friend. She is 5'2"..... leggings 18/20 panties 8 T shirts 18/20
2 9/28/2023 Family
F 55 Clothing for her grandchildren, hygiene articles and cleaning supplies. this grandmother is raising her grandchilddren and is having a hard time. She is living in a house not in good condition - but says she is making it work. She called and asked if we could help clothing them. Her grand daughter she just got custody - as since her mother died she had not been getting the help she needed. She has had her grandson since the death of his father. Neither child had a Christmas this year - so a little something special would be great.
3 9/28/2023 Granddaughter F 9 skinny jeans, t shirts, hoodie, panties, sneakers and sock and a winter coat She has not have one. She has just come to Grandma's to live and came with very little. She is really happy - because she misses her Mom and grandma is like her Mom. She is in the second grade and she loves to play with barbie dolls and color..... Would love a sponsor Jeans 12 tops 12/14 Shoes 4 1/2 hoodie 14/16 Children sizes
4 9/28/2023 Grandson M 17 slim black or grey joggers, T shirts darker colors Hi tops He is in need of new clothing - He has lived with his grandmother since his father died. He has grown alot and nothing fits him....He would love hi tops as he loves basketball but had to stop this year because of an injury, He is an A/B student - his favorite subjects are math and science. His favorite colors are grey and blue. He is a 10th grader. sweats or joggers - size mens 32 inch waist Mens Med T shirts Hi tops 9 Hoodie mens large
5 9/25/2023 Family
F Clothing for grandchildren, hygiene articles for children and also adults. hair accessories, , pull up 4 and 5, baby wipes and baby lotions, bath towels, laundry detergent, toilet papers Also twin bedding sheets and blankets for the two girls She had been living with her Mother but when she died she could no longer stay in the house......She is currently looking for permanent housing and is staying with a relative.
6 9/28/2023 Granddaughter F 4 leggings or jeans, tops, panties, sneakers and socks, hoodie, winter coat back pack Pull ups. She turned 4 in mid July and she too might like a belated B day gift. This year has been hard and they have not got much. Her favorite colors are red, orange, purple - she loves color. jeans or leggings 6 tops Shoes 10
7 9/25/2023 Granddaughter F 6 jeans or leggings, t shirts, panties and under shirts, socks and sneakers, hoodie, and a winter coat and a back pack Her favorite color is blue, pink and purple....As you can see she needs all clothing. Her birthday was mid Oct so she might love a birthday gift. Jeans 8 Tops 10 Sneakers l Winter coat 10
8 9/23/2023 Family
F 35 Hygiene articles for family . cleaning supplies - clothing for children, and pantry food. This family is struggling and did not know where to go to get help. Had been looking everywhere. She heard about the Okini List and is really hoping someone one will help her. She often runs out of food......
9 9/28/2023 Daughter F 6 SHE JUST GOT A SPONSOR - SHE IS SO HAPPPY. This 6 year old who is turning 7 towards ends of month is hoping that maybe she will get a birthday present. she is a first grader this year. Her favorite color is pink and she loves barbies. She would also love a sponsor
10 9/23/2023 Son M 14 bookbag, joggers , dark colored T shirts, hi tops, socks, boxers, and a pull over hoodie He is a big boy who loves sports, He is planning to play football this year, He is going to a technical high school so he can hopefully find a job on graduation..... Joggers mens XL Tops 2XL Hi tops 13
11 9/23/2023 Son M 4 All clothing, sneakers, zippered hoodie, briefs, socks bookbag for head start to carry things. This 4 year old little boy started head start this year and he loves it. He loves to play with cars and trucks and is very active. Would love a sponsor. Clothing size 6/7 Sneakers 12
12 9/12/2023 Family
F 36 Clothing and school supplies for children, hygiene products and pantry items. Single mother doing her best would appreciate "any" help. M7: jeans F9: sneakers, panties, socks, 2 leggings, 2 tops F4: 8 panties F17: top
13 9/21/2023 Daughter F 4 Leggings, top, hoodie, panties sneakers and socks. book bag and some crayons. she is a very pretty little girl but has basically no clothing to start Pre school. Her Mom is hoping someone will help her. sneakers 10 toddler sneakers , Pants 4 tops 5 9/9 school supplies 8 panties
14 9/21/2023 Daughter F 17 leggings, tops, Hoodie, sneakers and socks In need of school supplies. hygiene supplies She is a 9th grader this year.. She is a tall girl who likes to look nice. she tries to help her mother with the younger girls. leggings ladies large, Tops XL Hoodie XL Sneakers 8 1/2 9/9 school supplies top
15 9/21/2023 Daughter F 9 leggings, T shirts, panties sneakers and socks, and a hoodie school supplies, going into 4th grade. and a book bag She will be a 4th grader and is looking forward to school. She is worried though as she has very little clothes that fit her and is hoping that someone can help her and maybe some hair ties too. leggings 10/12, Tops 12/14 Sneakers 6 1/2 school Supplies Promised sneakers, panties, socks, 2 leggings, 2 tops
16 9/21/2023 Son M 7 Istraight leg jeans or joggers, tops. socks and sneaker s and a hoodie School supplies for lst grade and a book bag He is the only boy in the house but he says he is okay with that. He loves to play outside. jeans or joggers size 10 child, tops 10/12, shoes 9/9 school supplies promised jeans
17 9/28/2023 Family
F 65 NEEDS MET - MUCH THANKS. She is raising her grandbabies who are twins....She said they are as cute as the dickens but boy are they hast. She would appreciate help with clothing them. She would really love for them to get a sponsor - either together of singularly.
18 9/24/2023 Family
F Pair of 8.5 tennis shoes needed for 8th grade student. She would prefer leather sneakers since there are dirt roads where she lives.
19 9/4/2023 Daughter F 6 Going into first grade and could use size 5/6 outfits, size 12 shoes, school supplies/backpack. 9/4 F6: backpack & supplies, pants & top, slippers for cold weather
20 8/10/2023 Son M 1 In need of size 5 diapers for 18 month old. 24 Month clothing, size 8 toddler shoes.
21 9/24/2023 Family
F She is asking for clothing for the children she has custody of and also the grand children who live with her and their parents. Pantry items, hygiene articles and cleaning supplies would be greatly appreciated. If possible she would love a pair of 10 wide hi tops and socks.. She walks everywhere and hers are totally worn out. She is a tradionalist and is proud of her heritage and the Lakotas. She tries very hard to raise her children to follow their heritage. Dorothy has a large garden and has chickens to help make it easier for the family food needs. She tries very hard to live off the land...Including going into the hills to get wild turnips. She and her grandchildren are desperate in need of shoes and socks.... hi tops 10 wise snowsuit
22 9/26/2023 Granddaughter F 1 Pampers #5, Enfamil w. iron, All clothing and baby care items She is the youngest in a very large house.....She has outgrown her clothing and needs clothes for now and coming season. clothing size 12 - 18 months 9/5 - enfamil and diapers clothing ----- snowsuit
23 9/24/2023 Son M 33 hi top Sneakers & socks His sneakers are worn out and he would really appreciate if someone could help him. He said they are being held together with tape. Sneakers 12 M28 - mens size 11.5
24 9/24/2023 Granddaughter F 12 skinny jeans, t shirts, panties, hi tops for basketball, socks, & hoodie jeans 5 tops med. sneakers 7 hoodie med. or large 9/6 school supplies
25 9/24/2023 Granddaughter F 18 school clothes - joggers, tshirts, hoodie, panties, socks and running sneaker and a sweat suit or jogger set This girl is going into the 12th grade. She loves to bead when she has beads, do crafts and work on puzzles She a little bit of a tom boy but still wants to look nice. she would love more than anything to have a jogger sweat suit set. joggers large Shirts large Hi tops 9 1/2 9/6 school supplies
26 9/24/2023 Grandson M 16 joggers med T shorts mens large, boxers, hoodie He is all boy and loves sports ...His hi tops are falling apart too. Hi tops 10 joggers med, T shirts lg. hoodie large or XL sneakers, boots and school supplies
27 9/6/2023 Granddaughter F 18 T shirts, skinny jeans, sneakers hoodie panties & socks Book bag and supplies for 11th grade. bookbag and school supplies for her senior year. #2 pencils, glue sticks, white glue, pink and white erasers, markers, scissors, pencil case 5 pocket folders, 2 pks. lined paper, l pkg. plain paper, red and blue pens, ruler. 1 inch binder, calculator, pencil sharpener, highlighter, planner, mechanical pencils and lead She is part of a large family - and while it is nice she would really love to have some clothes to feel special in and look nice in......She is a teen and this is always not a easy time. She loves art - drawing, paint, and loves to read and do sports also. And all around girl. Sneakers 8 T shirts size 5 Jr. or (med) Pants 3 9/6 school supplies
28 9/13/2023 Family
F Clothing for children She is calling in for help in getting clothing for her children.
29 9/13/2023 Daughter F 10 sneakers - black with a star, mens jeans 32/32 or cargo or baggy pants, T shirts She is a 6th grader this year. lPants ladies 10 or jeans 32/32, tops ladies large , shoes 10 ladies
30 9/13/2023 Daughter F 4 crocs or white nikes leather, sweatpants or leggings tops 10/12. hair accessories and hair ties She is in pre K and likes going to school Shoes 11.5 , clothing 10/12
31 9/13/2023 Daughter F 13 wants only white crocs, skinny jeans or cargo pants and T shirts She is 13 years old and is the 8th grade crocs 10 Jeans 12 Tops large
32 9/13/2023 Daughter F 15 baggie jeans or cargo pants She is 15 years old and is in the 9th grade this year shoes 8 wants only purple crocs, Pants 13, tops large
33 9/2/2023 Family
F 38 pantry, hygiene items and clothing and bookbags and clothing for children. This family of 5 is currently living with another family member. They lost most of their belongings when the house they were staying in was condemmed and all their belongings were thrown out. They were unable to save very much.
34 9/9/2023 Daughter F 17 joggers, skinny jeans, tops large, panties, lo sneakers 8 1/2, trunk shorts for vollyball hygiene articles, book bag and school supplies she is in the 9th grade this year. she loves to play vollyball. Her favorite colors are blk and dark colors . She needs a pair of trunks (shorts) to play basketball. jeans 14 ladies joggers 14/16 ladies tops x- large, lo sneakers 8 1/2 9/9 school supplies promised
35 9/9/2023 Son M 15 cuffed joggers 14/16 . slim jeans or skinny jeans 16 boys, T shirts, hoodie , boxers, socks & hi tops, bookbag and school supplies for 8th grade. He will be in 8th grade this year. His favorite team is the blue devils, and favorite colors are blue or black joggers 14/16 boys jeans 16 boys t shirts and hoodie mens med. hi tops 7 men 9/9 school supplies promised
36 9/9/2023 Son M 2 All clothing plus hoodie and sneakers and socks pull ups, backpack for headstart He is the baby of the family and will be going to headstart for the first time..... Clothing 3 T sneakers size 10 T 9/9 school supplies promised
37 9/9/2023 Daughter F 17 skinny jeans, T shirts, sneakers and a hoodie plus bookbag and school supplies for 9th grad she and her twin are starting high school this year and are excited...... skinny jeans 7 jr. T shirts large sneakers 7 1/2 9/9 school supplies promised
38 9/21/2023 Family
F 28 Tennis Shoes, Jeans/capris, undies, s/s tops, hoodie, hygiene articles and pads/tampons. She only has two sets of clothes with her and her shoes are falling apart. She would really appreciate some assistance. Native daughter in another state for medical treatment/nursing rehab. She is hoping to be back with her family for the holidays. tennis shoes 9 1/2 jeans or capris 14 ladies, Tops 14/16. Hoodie SL Undies 7
39 9/7/2023 Family
F 84 Needs help with lawn care items to control front yard. If interested I will have her ASC explain to you what exactly she needs. This elder who is 84 years young - is trying to take control of her yard. If you can help her with a gift card to Menards Hardware or speak to her ASC and she can explain what she needs....she would really appreciate your help.
40 8/1/2023 Family
F 34 clothing for children..hygiene articles and cleaning supplies She and her husband are raising their children and living with extended family....she tries very hard to stay traditional and they try very hard to make it on their own. This year is super hard and they are not going to get their children ready for school. She is hoping someone will open their hearts. F4: backpack, crayons, leggings, 2 tops. M12: 5 boxers M16: 3 boxers, 2 tees F11: hair accessories, 2 tees
41 10/2/2023 Son M 7 this little boy needs clothing and a hoodie He needs everything - big for his age bookbag and school supplies - 24 crayons, 2 pink erasers, 2 glue stick, l glue bottle, pencil case, 8 markers, 8 colored pencils scissors and # 2 pencils Mom says he is growing fast and has outgrown everything. He use to be the baby of the family but now he is a first grader. And he can't wait for school to start. he is the typical little boy who loves nerf guns, dinosaurs, cars and trucks. jeans 8 joggers 8/10 Shirts 8/10 sneakers 4 W 9/11 - school supplies promised
42 9/23/2023 Daughter F 4 She needs sneakers and socks...leggings, T shirts, panties and a hoodie plus book bag and crayons. she still is a bundle of joy but she is 4 years now and they just love her to death. She has outgrown her clothing and need clothing for now and this fall.. she is the youngest child in the house hold. Sneakers 3T Leggings 5 T shirts and hoodie 6 F4: backpack, crayons. Leggings, 2 tops. Jeans 5T
43 9/14/2023 Son M 12 needs sweats, t shirts, hoodie, socks, boxers, book bag and school supplies for 6th grade. Bookbag - 12 # 2 pencils, 1 glue sticks, l glue bottle. 2 pink erasers, l white eraser, , 8 Markers, , scissors, pencil case, 2 pks. lined paper, 1 pk. plain papers 4 spiral notebooks, blue and ren pens, ruler 24 crayons, 1 inch binder calculator, pencil sharpener, hi lighter and calculator. He's a boy and like his brothers he has no clothing. He is currently wearing his cousins clothes....He just is so happy to have found a home. joggers or sweats 12/14 T Shirts 14/16 boxers Hoodie 14/16 basketball sneakers or hi tops 9 backpack, school supplies, 2 shirts 5 boxers
44 9/14/2023 Daughter F 11 leggings or skinny jeans, t shirts, sneakers (would love hi tops), sport type bras, hair accessories. socks, hoodie book bag and school supplies for 6th grade. Bookbag - 12 # 2 pencils, 1 glue sticks, l glue bottle. 2 pink erasers, l white eraser, , 8 Markers, , scissors, pencil case, 2 pks. lined paper, 1 pk. plain papers 4 spiral notebooks, blue and ren pens, ruler 24 crayons, 1 inch binder calculator, pencil sharpener, hi lighter and calculator. this little girl loves to fix her hair and tries to look nice. .Her hair is very long and it is waist length. She loves to read, paint and draw jeans 12, leggings 12/14 skinny jeans 14 shirts 14/16 hi tops 5 1/2 2 tees, hair accessories 9/11 - school supplies promised hair accessories, 2 tees
45 9/14/2023 Son M 16 joggers, boxers, The sole fell off his senakers and he has no shoes. He told his Mom he doesn't want to wear sneakers that are taped together. He has no clothes to start school or supplies... joggers 29 inch waist. T shirts mens XL , hoodie mens XL hi tops 10 High top shoes, socks, hoodie, for oldest boy, school supplies 3 boxers, 2 tees
46 8/20/2023 Family
F Mom in need of school clothes for her children.
47 9/26/2023 Daughter F 4 Going into Kindergarten. In need of 8/10 clothing, 12.5-1 shoes. 2 shirts and 2 pants
48 9/26/2023 Son M 10 Going into 4th grade. In need of L/XL boy's clothing, 5.5-6 shoes. 2 shirts and 2 pants