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*

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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 EDITH family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 36 Clothing and hygiene articles for children, CLEANING SUPPLIES AND FOOD. She is extremely short on food....really could use some help. There are 14 living in this house from infants to adults. Edith takes care of 11 children/grandchildren - She would really appreciate any help she could get....They live off food stamps and they can't get everything they need. They live in the country. ANY HELP WITH FOOD WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. 8# beans, 4 Oats, 3# lentils, 1 shampoo, 2 dishcloth, 24 toilet paper, 1 deodorant, 6 toothpaste, 8 child toothbrush, 2 dish soap, 2 colored pencils, 2 sharpeners, 1#barley, 1 cocoa powder, drawing pad, 1 regular pads, 3 pot scrubbers
Daughter F 12 SHE HAS RECEIVED NO CLOTHING - SHE REALLY HOPES SOMEONE WILL PICK HER and she is available for sponsorship. sKINNY jEAN, T shirts, panties, socks and WOULD LOVE HI TOPS - her dream shoe is NIKE. Her favorite color is blue She is a girl who can't wait to go back to school and see her friends... She would love to look nice and would love some hair accessories. Her favorite colors are blue and black. She is a good student and loves to do crafts. Pants 5 Jr. Shirts med. jr. Shoes 5 Hoodie med. jr. sz 5 skinny jeans
Daughter F 11 LIKE HER SISTER SHE HAS RECEIVED NOTHING - she is also available for sponsorship skinny jeans, t shirts, panties, socks and low sneaker, hoodie school supplies for 6th grade She is a petite young lady who like her siblings is excited to finally be able to go back to school. Her favorite colors are black or blue. She loves to paint and draw and would love some art supplies..... pants 10 Tshirts 12 shoes 2 size 10/12 girls fleece top,colored pencils
Granddaughter F 4 skinny jeans, t shirts, panties, socks and sneakers and a winter coat She is going to headstart and really needs some clothing. All of her clothes either don't fit or are worn out.....A couple of hair accessories would be nice too..... Clothing 4T Shoes 8 hoodie 4T winter jkt. 5T 1 fleece hoodie, one sweater. l leggings
Daughter F 9 leggings, t shirts, panties, sneakers and socks and hoodie' school supplies for 3rd. she is a chubby little girl who is always happy....Her favorite color is purple and she is really happy when she get to draw. Some drawing supplies would be great. Pants 14/16 Shirts 14/16 Shoes 3 1/2 Hoodie 14/16 1 14/16 jacket, panties 9/19 - book bag and school supplies

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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