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 6/3/2023 Family
F 55 hygiene articles, - Shampoo hand soap, body wash, toothpaste and tooth brush, toilet paper, laundry soap and sanitary pads. Dry dog foor for 7 dogs. She has 7 dogs to feed - she started off with a couple of her own and the others wandered in....She really needs help in getting them some dog food. She lives in a small cabin that is also surrounded with her childrens homes. They often share things...There is no running water in her house.
2 6/2/2023 Family
F Clothing for the girls, hygiene articles and cleaning supplies, hgiene and would appreciate any pantry food If possible she would love a pair of Strapped sandals A young mother is having a hard time....they live in the country and they walk everywhere...she is struggling..... This familyis living in a bedroom in the family home which is filled to the brim and are trying hard to provide for their family. Sandals size 9
3 6/2/2023 Granddaughter F 18 capriis, tops and sandals she is going to be a 12th grader and is trying hard.....Appreciates anything that is done for her. capriis 16 Tops XL Sandals 9
4 6/1/2023 Daughter F 10 shorts, tops and sandals She loves tie Dyed clothing and loves colors.... Shoes 6 summer shorts 12 tops 12/14
5 6/1/2023 Daughter F 4 Needs all types of summer clothing and strappy sandals The family is really having a hard time. The mother feels bad that she can't get her little one any clothes she needs so badly. shoes 10 T summer clothing Clothing 4T
6 6/1/2023 Daughter F 5 Needs summer clothing and a pair of strappy sandals. She has outgrown everything and has no summer clothing. This child has very little everyday clothing Sandals 12 T Summer clothing 5
7 6/3/2023 Family
F Asking for help with clothing for her grandchildren, hygiene articles, pantry food She lives in a house with other families and is having a hard time providing clothing and other needs for her grandchildren.
8 6/3/2023 Granddaughter F 16 jean shorts, tops, strappy sandals, panties she is being raised in the country by her grandmother. She is very slender and like all teen girls she loves make up and nail polish... If someone would like to send some to her she would love it. Her favorite colors are white and grey. She will be in 9th grade this year. jeans shorts 3 jr. Tops Med. SANDALS
9 6/3/2023 Granddaughter F 7 shorts, T shirts, Dress or skirt, and a pair of sneakers She was left at her grandmothers and the grandmother is going to raise her - she is in desperate need for clothing. She will be going into the 3rd grade this year. Her favorite colors are pink and blue and she would love a couple of fidgets. Clothing 7 Shoes 3 c
10 6/3/2023 Granddaughter F 5 Summer clothing and a pair of strappy sandals She is being raised by her grandmother and they live in the country. She loves to play with dolls and play outside too --\She will be starting Kindergarten in the Fall. Clothing 6 or 7 sandals 11
11 6/3/2023 Grandson M 2 Needs all summer clothing and sneakers or sandals He loves to play with his brother and is the larger of the twins. Clothing 5T Shoes 6
12 6/3/2023 Grandson M 2 Needs all summer clothing - shorts with elastic waist He is the typical little boy who loves to play outside - especially with trucks. He is one of a set of twins. Shorts 4T Tops 4T shoes 5
13 6/2/2023 Family
Clothing for her sons children who live with her. and hygiene arictles plus snacks She is asking for help for her other grandchildren. She says theky are great kids and were really upset when she listed the other kids and not them.
14 6/2/2023 Grandson M 5 basketball shorts, tank tops, and a pair of slip ons He lives with his Dad, sister and in his grandmothers house. shorts 5 shirts 6 Shoes 12
15 6/2/2023 Granddaughter F 11 shorts, sleeveless tops or tank tops, panties and a pair of slip ons. She has not summer clothing and said she is getting really warm. She would very much like if someone picked her to sponsor her or may send her some pretty clothing. She said she likes to look nice. She loves to play volly ball shorts 5 jr. Tops med. sandals 7
16 6/1/2023 Family
F 61 In need of capriis for warm weather, a wallet and some sleeveless blouses and a pair of slides An elder is in need of assistance with summer clothing items. She would be very grateful for the help. She lives from house to house - she does not have a permanent residence. capriis 18 top 3x slides 11 womens
17 5/27/2023 Family
F 71 Bunk beds, hygiene articles - include bady wash for men and girls, cleaning supplies cleaning supplies and a square cloth tablecloth for a 5 ft. square table. This elderly grandmother has been raising her4grandchildren since they were babies. She is on a small fixed income and has no money for extras. She had beds for her grandkids but they had a bed bug infestation and had to throw them out...They got into the wood and couldn't kill them and yes they do live in wood as well as bedding.....She said they live humbly but she was unable to find clothing and shoes for kids at give aways and can't afford to buy them anything at moment.
18 5/27/2023 Granddaughter F 16 skinny jeans, tops or T's, lo sneakers (if possible Vans, panties She is going into the 11th grad - she loves vollyball and basketball Grandma says she is a good girl... She would love a little makeup and nail polish if possible. skinny jeans 9 tops large sneakers 9
19 5/27/2023 Granddaughter F 18 skinny jeans, T shirts or tops, no show socks and low sneakers would love vans if possible. She just graduated high school and is now trying to decide if she wants to join the military or go to college. Grandma says she is going to give her some time to think. skinny jeans 9 tops large sneakers 9
20 5/27/2023 Grandson M 15 skinny jeans, T shirts, boxerss, socks and hi tops He is the only boy in the family and just told his grandma that he needs some mens body wash so he doesn't smell like his sisters He will be a sophmore this year and loves basketball. jeans 30/34 T shirts mens large and hi tops size 11
21 5/27/2023 Granddaughter F 17 dickies or cargo pants, T shirts, no show socks, panties and low sneakers. Grandma said she is a tom boy who loves to ride her horse....She got him when her uncle died. Right now he is on pasture and they are getting ready to catch him. Grandma said when she was younger the two of them loved to ride. pants 30/32 Tops large sneakers 9
22 6/3/2023 Family
M 46 Pantry food, hygiene articles - bar soap., still needs sweat pants, t shirts or tank tops, basketball shorts and slides He has very little and is basically starting over....He had been in the hospital and really needs a helping hand. He has been living with a family member and he has so little - He really needs some sweats, shorts and slides. He has been trying hard to stay healthy and is hoping someone will help him. Clothes 2X slides 13
23 6/1/2023 Family
M 57 Dish washing soap scrubbers tolit paper trash bags air freshener dryer sheets laundry detergent body soap shampoo towels tall kitchen bags batteries AA s triple ty ty He has been in ill health and since the death of his son and would appreciate a helping hand. promised - Dish washing soap scrubbers tolit paper trash bags air freshener dryer sheets laundry detergent body soap shampoo towels tall kitchen bags batteries AA s triple and a little bit of pantry food items.
24 5/22/2023 Family
F 54 Dog food for med dogs.... Cleaning supplies, shampoo, conditioner dove soap because of allergy toilet paper laundry soap. Any pantry food would be appreciated. This mother , her adult daughter and her son who has come home live in the country and are struggling. they would really appreciate a helping hand. They have very little and often run out of everything. They try to be self sufficient on their mini farm but have a hard time . She really appreciates anything that is done for her. She help stray animals that wander in or are left at her home. ...She is trying her best but they are so hungry she is running out of food. She was telling me how she feels so bad when people don't care for their animals. she tries very hard to find homes for them. Her son is coming back to rez - and he does not have suitable clothes for the farm - his mom would really love if someone could help him - he has very little. f
25 6/3/2023 Family
F Elder A tent to sleep 5 girls for the 500 hundred mile Sacred Hoop Prayer run. So they have some place to sleep. Also some sort of swimming pool for older kids to get wet. Her teenage grand daughter and 4 of her friends are going to do the 500 Mile Sacred Hoop Prayer Run 2023. Young people from all over Pine Ridge will be running and praying for 5 days as they relay 500 miles around the Black Hills. the tribe was suppose to hand out tents but they don't have any..... This grandmother is raising 16 grandkids from infant to teens. She has devoted her life to them and is trying hard to have them become all that they can.
26 6/3/2023 Family
M 71 TOILET PAPER He is an elder who is hard of hearing, has bad eye sight and other problems. He used to be a mechanic who loved to walk around the rez, but can no longer. He would love a sponsor. He lives with his wife. He is hoping someone will send him toilet paper.
27 5/31/2023 Family
F QUEEN BLOW UP MATTRESS AND DOUBLE BLOW UP MATTRESS PROMISED - THANK YOU. The grandmother moved to the new home and shortly after her daughter and 4 grand daughterters moved in with her. They have been sleeping on the floor on a blanket and she is hoping someone can help her get a bunk bed....for her grand daughters. She would be so happy if that happened. MATTRESSES PROMISED
28 5/25/2023 Family
F Clothing for nieces and nephew . Hygiene articles, pantry food and snacks for kids. THEY STILL NEED MORE SUMMER CLOTHING - THE CLOTHING SENT IS ALL THE SUMMER CLOTHES THEY NEED. She received permanent custody of these children and she is really struggling to care for the children. She would love if someone. could help her. Her apt. is very small but says that does not matter as long as the children are safe and she has alot of love for them. THEY STILL NEED MORE SUMMER CLOTHING - THE CLOTHING SENT IS ALL THE SUMMER CLOTHES THEY NEED. Adult - socks
29 5/5/2023 Nephew M 6 basketball shorts, tank tops, boxers, crocs He loves to play outside with trucks and cars. He would really love a pair of crocs - he had a pair once and he really loved them. When he is in the house he loves to color. shorts 7 shirts 7/8 crocs 1 promised, 2 shorts, 2 shirts, boxers, crocs, truck and coloring book
30 5/5/2023 Niece F 6 shorts, sleeveless tops, panties, crocs favorite color is purple. She is going into 2nd grade next year . She is a girly girl who loves to play outsdie also....She likes pull on shorts and girly clothes. Maybe a sundress to. clothes 8 jean type shorts 8 slim crocs 1 promised - 2 shorts, 2 shirts, panties, crocs and coloring book
31 5/5/2023 Niece F 12 basketball shorts, Tank or sleeveless tops panties and would love a pair of Croc's would love some drawing supplies and books. Her favorite color is purple. She is in the 7th grade and is really happy to be with her Auntie....She would love some basketball shorts. She loves to read and draw with pencils and markers. She also likes to write. She is a large girl and the sizes are correct. 16 ladies T shirts 16/18 ladies Crocs if possible 9 Adult promised - 2 shorts, 2 T shirts, panties, crocs and drawing kit
32 5/5/2023 Niece F 11 mid thigh shorts, sleeveless or tank tops, panties and a pair of crocs Her favorite color is blue. she is in the fifth grade and would love to have some pull on shorts and T shirts for the summer. She loves to play outside and her Auntie says she is still a little girl who loves to roll in grass and day dream. She likes to read books about horses and unicorns. Her favorite color is blue. shorts 14 child tops 14/16 child Crocs 8 promised - 2shorts, 2 shirts, panties, crocs and horse book
33 5/23/2023 Family
M 74 clothing for his grandson, hygiene articles and pantry food. and some cargo pants with elastic waist if possible for him, and some soft shoes and socks Also some ensure to help build him up. He is the beloved head of the family, a veteran and the proud grandfather. He is hoping someone can help his grandson with some summer clothing. He is in need of some clothing since he was rushed to the hospital this past winter he has lost approx. 100 pounds and none of his pants fit.....they are trying to find out why he keeps losing weight shoes 11 pants 40/29
34 5/23/2023 Grandson M 11 long socks, basketball shorts. tank tops, sneakers and socks He likes school but he really loves the outdoors. He is going to be a big boy and loves to play basketball.. basketball shorts mens. med. Tank tops mens med. sneakers 9 mens
35 5/9/2023 Family
F 45 URGENT: Needs personal hygiene items (tampons), pantry food, toilet paper, long socks capriis, t shirts and panties She is disabled and has just become homeless due to her trailer burning down. She is currently living with relatives but nothing is permanent. Please consider helping! Shirts ladies size 2X, pants size 20, underwear size 9, socks, slip on sandals - slip on size 11 1 pr black joggers XL, 2 pr basketball shorts XL, 2 t-shirts 2XL, 6pr crew socks. 1 pr black joggers L, 2 pr basketball shorts L, 2 t-shirts XL, 4pr ankle socks. 18 pack tampons.
36 5/20/2023 Son M joggers, basketball shorts, T shirts, socks (mid calf) He lost all his clothes along with his mother and really needs some. Thank you. T lshirts 2 XL, basketball shorts and joggers XL , Sneakers 10 1/2 . 1 pr black joggers L, 2 pr basketball shorts L, 2 t-shirts XL, 4pr ankle socks.
37 5/20/2023 Boyfriend M 27 joggers, basketball shorts, T shirts, sneakers and socks He is in need of some clothing after everything that has happened. Joggers/basketball shorts Large T shirts XL Sneakers 11 1/2 1 pr black joggers L, 2 pr basketball shorts L, 2 t-shirts XL, 4pr ankle socks.