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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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 JENNIFER family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 49 Clothing for her grandchild.....and her nieces and nephews. Also hygiene articles and snacks for kids. They are being raised by their grandmother and great grandfather. These children have very little and really like to look nice - they have very little clothing and would like to look nice when they go to school. F, 14 - 3 pair leggings/sweats, 1 ls top, 2 ss tshirts. F, 14 - 3 leggings/skinny jeans, 2 ls tops. M, 12 - 3 joggers, 3 ss tshirts, 2 ls shirts, 5 pack boxer/briefs. F, 9 - 3 leggings/skinny jeans, 2 ls tops, 1 ss tops
Granddaughter F 14 hoodie , joggers or sweats, panties, socks ankle for shoe size 8, Winter coat, hat, gloves, scars and snow boots She like her sister she is in need of clothing.....Her favotire sport is basketball and she loves to play it and is really good at it.... her favorite color is grey.....she likes to color in adult coloring books... joggers XL child Hoodie jr. or ladies large coat adult large snowboots 8 1 pr joggers, 1 SS t-shirt, 1 sports bra, 2 prs socks GrD. 14: Grey Hat & Mittens, Blk. Scarf. promised hoodie
Daughter F 14 socks, hoodie, skinny jeans, s/s T shirts winter coat, mittens & hat She is living with her grandfather on the rez and he really needs help in clothing her her. He says she is a very sweet child who appreciates anything that is done for her. She loves to draw doodles with color pencils and markers - would love some and paper too. Child sizes Pants 14 T shirtts Xl Hoodie 14/16 Winter Coat 14/16 and snow boots 5 1 SS t-shirt, 2 prs socks Hat & Gloves. GrD. 9: Hat & Gloves. promised winter coat promised hoodie & skinny jeans
Grandson M 12 socks, boxers, t shirts s/s, joggers. warm hoodie pullover all weather construction type boots 7 1/2 His favorite colors is Blue ...he is living with and being raised by his relatives. he a boy who is always happy...He loves basket ball, football and loves the New Orleans Saints. He loves to draws pictures of cars... Some colored colored pencils and paper would be great. boxesr XL boys T shirts Meds Med. Hoodie mens large joggers XL child all weather construction type boots 7 1/2 4 pk boxer briefs, 2 pk SS t-shirts Blue Hat & Mittens. promised - med. T shirt
Granddaughter F 9 skinny jeans, , S/s T shirts, Pull over hoodie, winter coat, hat, gloves and scarf and snowboots She has outgrown all her clothing and her grandmother is having a hard time finding clothing for her. She loves to color in color book with markers and colored pencils...and also to draw abstract dooles Child sizes snowboots 4 jeans 14 Shirts 14/16 Winter coat 14/16 GrD. 9: Hat & Gloves. 3 in l winter jacket and 1 s/s t shirt Promised hoodie and skinny jeans

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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