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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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 3/19/2021 Family
F 53 Warm zip up hoodie ), joggers, jeans, panties and tops and socks she is about 5'4" - 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. It is getting cold there and is already snowing. This grandmother lives in a small house which was heated by wood stove They have no running water and heat all the water on the wood stove.......that they brought in from the well. But amazingly she keeps smiling. jEANS 12 T shirts LARGE HOODIE LARGE SOCKS FOR SIZE 8 SHOE PANTIES 6 dog food, hygiene and cleaning supplies 1 pair womens jeans
2 3/19/2021 Husband M needs mens jeans 34/30, T shirts Large, sneakers size 9 1/2, briefs 34 Mens hygiene articles 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. Mens joggers large or size 34 JEANS SIZE 34/30 Tshirts large hoodie Large XL Briefs 34 ssneakers 9 1/2 34 x 30 jeans, 1 pr mens XL joggers
3 6/17/2021 Family
M 30 Father of six finally approved to move into their own home and requesting help with household items to make their new home ready for them to move in soon. Items requested are Cleaning supplies, pots & bowls to cook, dishes, towels, dish rags, lamps, blankets, and hygiene supplies. Young man is new to okini, starting a new home of their own and requesting help to fill the family's home with its necessities.
4 4/22/2021 Son M 2 pajamas,socks, shoes
5 4/22/2021 Daughter F 5 pajamas, socks, shoes Toddler 5T shoes 9
6 4/22/2021 Daughter F 5 pajamas, night light for new bedroom, socks, shoes girls size 6, shoes 11
7 4/22/2021 Daughter F 8 pajamas, night light for new bedroom, socks, shoes girls 10/12 shoes 4
8 4/22/2021 Son M 10 pajamas, night light for new bedroom, socks, shoes big boys 14/16 shoes 6
9 4/22/2021 Daughter F 0 Newborn baby girl- Pampers size 1, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, and receiving blankets
10 5/29/2021 Family
M 55 Double bed or blow up mattress and beding - updated 5/29/21 Needs T shirts (s/s), socks and hi tops Personal hygiene articles - shampoo, soap, lotion, toothpaste and toiletpaper and pantry food. He would really appreciate if someone could help him - he is currently sleeping on the floor and has been sick. He really needs a double bed or a blow up mattress he is also in need of some clothing.....He is trying to make it selling crafts - but there are virtually no visitors due to Covid. Jeans 34/34 T shirts Medium hi tops 10 1/2
11 5/29/2021 Son M 30 Hi tops and socks, jeans, T shirts, Boxers and socks He is doing volunteer work - trying to help is people and is currently wearing flip flops......and has virtually no clothing... Hi Tops 10 1/2, jeans 36/36, Shoes 11 1/2 Boxers 36
12 5/7/2021 Family
F 54 This elder is on dialysis and other medical problems and lost everything in a house fire. She will be moved in with her son to be closer to dialysis. She is requesting help with Cleaning supplies, Hygiene Supplies, and large (30 gallon) trash bags Grandmother is asking for help with shoes for grandchildren (Children sizes 1, 2, & 4) & son(size 12) for shoes and socks This Grandmother has survived a lot of health issues yet she still makes star quilt tops to help get her to dialysis three times a week. She is one of the grandmothers here who always has her grandchildren by her side so she has plenty of company. Her voice is so quiet and she sends her appreciation. pants and shirts, women's large shoes women's 7 1/2 wide