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 ARLENE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
Family
ARLENE
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F 68 Pantry food, hygiene articles, cleaning supplies - and clothing for children. This Sixty eight elder is reaching out for help with clothing for her grandchildren and foster son.. She is not asking for anything for herself. She does receive a small monthly SSI check but that doesn't cover much. She often runs short on food She is worried that some of the children do not have appropriate clothing for winter. THIS FAMILY WILL BE ON CHRISTMAS WISH LIST - INFO COMING SOON. ish soap adult grandson: 4 pr socks, hat. M18 mos: hoodie, pants, 2 l/s shirts. F6 mos: 2 pants, 2 l/s onesies, fleece coverall. F13: skinny jeans.
Grandson M 16 Young man in need of warm hoodie, stocking hat, gloves , socks He is a tenth grader this year and is happy to be back to school after going to school virtual last year. Like his brother he loves sports and his favorite color is blue too. Hoodie XXL socks for 11 1/2
Granddaughter F 7 Winter Coat, stocking hat and hat and socks This little one is in need of a winter coat. Her coat is in rough shapee and she would love to have a pretty pink coat. She is in 2nd grade this year. She is a girly girl who loves the color pink. She has long, long hair. She loves to draw and do crafts. Winter coat 10/12 promised winter coat
Granddaughter F 13 This young lady is in need of skinny jeans, hoodie, stocking hat and gloves She is in the 7th grade this year. She is a girly girl with hair below her shoulders. She loves doing crafts when she is home. Her favorite color is lavender. jeans 3 jr. Hoodie med. promised skinny jeans
Great Grandson M 18 months All clothing - pants, tops, sweater, footed PJ;s has none plus snow boots, hat and gloves He hs grown alot and nothing fit him...so grandma is hoping someone will help her. Someone gave the child a coat. Clothing 2T snowboots 7T promised M18 mos: pants, hoodie, 2 l/s shirts. - winter coat
Great Granddaughter F 6months All clothing and a 2 piece snow suit and warm cuddley blanket She is the baby of the family and boy she is a cuties. All clothing 12 months promised . F6 mos: 2 pants, 2 l/s onesies
Grandson M In need of sweats, pullover sweat shirts, socks, hat and gloves He is working day labor to try to help his grandmother with bills. He is hoping to be able to go to trade school in future. There are hardly any jobs on rez sweatpants 30x31, sweat shirt large , socks for shoes 10
Grandson M 19 Warm hoodie, gloves and a stocking hat.... He is senior this year and is trying hard. He loves sports His favorite color is blue. He is trying to figure out if he wants to go in tech field after graduation. Hoodie XL (mens sizes)
Foster Son M 12 Winter Coat, stocking hat . gloves He is in the 6th grader this year and loves all sports. He is so happy to be back in school - he loves going. Winter Coat 14/16

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

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