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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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.

If you are interested in making a donation to the LYNELLE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 46 Pantry food, hygiene articles and clothing for the children This single mother and her children live with limited income for family and are requesting help to get thru winter months. The winter has been cold at times, run short of food and mom worries. Box #1- track # 9505 5148 2378 3118 7757 39. Delivery date 5/2/23 Has nikes-, jeans, socks, shorts, boxers & a Tshirt. Box#2 track #: 9505 5148 2378 3118 7757 53. Delivery date 5/2/23 Has 3 tops, leggings, 4 shorts, Capri pants, jeans, hoodie for 11 yr old. Box #3 track # 9505 5148 2378 3118 7757 77. Delivery date 5/2/23 Granola bars, 1 can of chicken, cookies, snack cakes.
Daughter F 11 sports bras, hoodie, shorts, tank tops and slides She is a 5th grader and likes science and math. She loves to draw and do crafts. Her favorite color is blue She would love a sponsor too jeans size 12 Shoes size 5 Y Underware 12 T shirts and hoodie 14
Son M 9 Jeans, T shirts, Cowboots, basketball shorts, and tank tops He is a 4th grader who loves science and likes to build things.....His Mom says he is all boy and he would love a sponsor When he was born He had CP but with alot of hard work he got most of his function of his arm and hand back. He would love a pair of cowboy boots as he wants to be able to compete in Childrens Rodeo. Sadly he outgrew his boots and can't even squeeze his foot into them. shoe size 5 size size 12 jeans T shirts 12/14
Daughter F 6 dresses - leggings, t shirts, hoodie, pretty shoes and socks She is a girly girl who is in kindergarten....She loves to look pretty and would also love some hair things for her hair.... She would love a sponsor Clothes size- 6X Shoes 12 promised For 6 year old girl: Marie Nicole: size 7 smocked top and bottom outfit, 4 hair bows to go w/ outfits, size 7 dresses (x3), size 7 ruffle top and bottom outfit (x3), size 6 outift, size 8 outfit

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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1. Clothing should be new, or if used, clean and in like-new condition

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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