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 LORETTA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Elder She is asking for help for clothing for her grandchildren. These children would really benefit from a badmitten set, nerf ball and bat, baseball and bat, basketball. and a soccer ball. They live in the country and there is little to do. she is raising 16 grandchildren and great grandchildren and making it work...She did not want the kids to go into care - she wanted them to be with family and have a chance. They don't live in a big house or have much but they are making it work - and the kids are doing well....but running low on food is really scaring her.... The kids love puzzles and games if someone want to do that. ORDER 1 (2) Pop-Tarts, Breakfast Toaster Pastries, Frosted Strawberry, Fun Snacks for Kids (64 Toaster Pastries) Wholesome Organic Cane Sugar, Fair Trade, Non GMO & Gluten Free, 10 Pound (2) Anthony's Non Fat Milk Powder, 2 lb, Instant, Gluten Free & Non GMO (2) Mary Kitchen Hash - Corned Beef -14 Ounce (Pack of 12) ORDER 2 (4) Tampax Pearl Tampons Regular/Super Absorbency with LeakGuard Braid -Duo Pack - Unscented - 34ct (2) Irish Spring Bar Soap - Moisture Blast 3.7oz/12pk (2) Colgate Cavity Protection Fluoride Toothpaste Great Regular Flavor - 6oz/3pk (2) Cottonelle Ultra CleanCare Toilet Paper - 30 Mega Rolls (4) Super Clean Toothbrush - 6ct - up & up™ NEW ORDER 3 4 boxes of ultra thin long pads (40 ct each) 3 boxes tampons (36 ct each) 1 acetaminophen (100 ct) 4 toothbrushes 2 hand soaps (8.5 oz each) 3 tubes sensitive enamel shield toothpaste
Grandson M 9 sweats,basketball shorts, tank tops, s/s t shirts, sandals (sllde on ), sneakers, Would love a baseball and bat shorts 14 T shirts 14/16 shoes 5 2 size 14 shorts 1 slide 3 sport T shirts Boy, age 9 1 pr shorts, 1 tank top, 1 T-shirt 2 tops and shorts
Granddaughter F 9 All clothing, sweats, capris, shorts, s/s shirts, tank tops and strappy sandals. She likes colors too and enjoys looking pretty. She and her sister have no summer clothing.. Clothes 12 shoes 4 Girl, age 9 1 pr shorts, 1 pr capri leggings, 1 top l t Shirt, l s/s top 3 tops
Great Granddaughter F 10 All sweats, capriis shorts, s/s shirt, tank tops and a pair of strappy sandals. This little girl love colors - so any colors are fine. Clothes size 12 Shoes 4 Girls - 2 sz 12 shorts, 2 sz 12 Capri, 4 sz 12 leggings, 8 sz 12 s/s tee, Girl, age 8 2 prs shorts, 2 tops, lightweight jacket, T shirt
Granddaughter F 17 legging or pull on Carpriis, socks, panties, T shirts, tanks, sandals she has very little clothing but says she is lucky then everyone loves and cares each other. she likes darker colors or greys leggings or capris large Shirts XL Sandals 8 2 capriis l leggings Sandals
Granddaughter F 8 shorts, tops, and sandals with tops she loves the summer and to be able to play outside and also loves arts and crafts. Girls size 14 shoes 4 1/2 2 sz 14 shorts, Girl, age 8 2 prs shorts, 2 tops, lightweight jacket, 9 pk girls underwear, sz 14
Grandson M 8 sweats, basketball shorts, tank tops, ss shirts. Sandals with straps He is the typical little boy and would love a soccer ball or some cars to play in the dirt with. clothes 8 shoes 2 1/2 l basketball shorts, l shorts, l t shirt, 2 shorts 3 vehicle t shirts Boy, age 8 1 pr shorts
Grandson M 10 sweat pant (no cuffs or elastic at bottem, basket ball shorts, boxers, s/s t shirts, tank tops. basketball sneakers, socks, and slide sandals. He is in the 5th grade and he loves to run around outside play with his family. Sweat 16 tops 16/18 Shoes 5 1/2 or 6 l l/s t shirt, 3 gaming t shirts Boy, age 10 1 pr sweat pants, 1 T-shirt
Granddaughter F 13 Capris, joggers, t shirts, tank tops and sandals (slideon) she is 13 and in the 7th grade and a new school this year. she loves to read sci fi and young romance books. large Junior and size 7 1/2 slide sandal 2 size 14 Girl, age 13 2 tops
Grandson M 10 joggers or basketball shorts, s/s tops, tank tops or sneakers Would love a basketball and a pump He is the typical boy who loves to play basketball. Boys 14/16 Shoes 6 3 size 16 shorts. 5 boxers, l slide
Granddaughter F 17 Leggings or pull on capri length pants, s/s tops, tank tops, slip on sandals She likes the colors White, grey or black Jeans 16 Shoes 7 tops XL l capriis, 1 T shirt XL, , 3/4 sleeve top
Granddaughter F 15 Pull on leggings or capri length, s/s tops, tank tops, slip on slides Her favorite colors are navy or darker blue, grey or black Pants large ladies, tOPS xl slip on sandals 71/2 1 capriis
Granddaughter F 16 leggings and capris. T shirts, slip on sandals She is in the 8th grade and can't wait to start playing basket ball. She is graduating this year. She needs Navy blue pull on slacks and a lght grey or pearl color l/s sweater type or knit top.....for graduation a pair of black flats. Favorite colors black and gray - she only likes simples clothing.. leggings and capris XL XL top shoes 7 1/2 (slip on)
Granddaughter F 12 stretchy capris, pull on shorts, tank tops, s/s/ t shirts and sandals She is in the 6 th grades and she likes school and can't wait till the sports programs open up. She also loves doing arts and crafts. Shoes 6

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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