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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ONE SPIRIT OKINI LIST

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*

URGENT NEEDS!

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 dholcomb@nativeprogress.org 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 -- https://www.onespiritlakota.org/. The center cannot process your cash donation or buy shoes for the children.

If you are interested in making a donation to the YVETTE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
YVETTE
Mobile
F 45 hYGIENE SUPPLIES, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND PANTRY FOOD panties - capriis - T shirts - sandals slip on and between toes sports bras, hoodie she has been struggling because she has not been able to work since her grandchildren came to live with her - as they needed full time care. She would be very grateful if someone could help her with their clothing needs , hygiene and cleaning supplies and pantry food. There are 9 people living in the house and times have been hard. Panties 7 Clothing 16 shoes 6 sportsbra 42 5# rice, peanuts, 12 oz canned beef, toothpaste. M8: tank top. M10: 2 shorts. F4: 2 shorts sets, sandals.
Granddaughter F 4 shirts/shorts, strap on sandals, summer outfits maybe a toy clothing 7 shoes 12 F4: 2 shorts sets, sandals.
Grandson M 10 BASKET BALL SHORTS, S/S t SHIRTS, BOXERS, low seakers STILL NEEDS basketball shorts, socks and lo sneakers maybe a tank top He like his brother is in need of everything.....He is trying hard to get used to living with grandma. He loves to play with cars and board games. clothing 10/12 Shoes 4 sneakers - long pants - 3 t Shirts M10: 2 shorts.
Grandson M 8 He is in need of basketball shorts, s/s T shirts, boxer, lo sneakers and socks STILL NEEDS --- basketball shorts, socks and lo sneakers maybe a tank top He is in the 3rd grade and it has been an adjustment since he has come to live on rez with his grandmother. He has very little things and can really use some clothes. He also loves to draw and would love some drawing things. Pants 14/16 shirts 14/16 sneakers 5 sneakers long pants 3 t Shirts M8: tank top.

On behalf of the Lakota Families of Pine Ridge Reservation and One Spirit,
we thank you for your kindness and generous heart.

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2. A good rule of thumb is if you would use it for yourself or your family, then it's good

3. Items should be free of stains, rips, tattered fabric or excessive wear

4. Weapons are not permitted

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