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.

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Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 71 Bunk beds, hygiene articles for a boy and girls - include b0dy wash for men and girls, cleaning supplies Pantry food - heaters and warm blankets or quilts for double bed. She would make blankets but she needs material either cordoroy or polyester and batting Besides needing one set of bunk beds for kid - this grandmother has no bed. If anyone would like to send her a double bed and sheets = it would be wonderful This elderly grandmother has been raising her 4 grandchildren since they were babies. She is on a small fixed income and has no money for extras. She had beds for her grandkids but they had a bed bug infestation and had to throw them out...They got into the wood and couldn't kill them and yes they do live in wood as well as bedding.....She said they live humbly but she was unable to find clothing and shoes for kids at give aways and can't afford to buy them anything at moment. She did mention the kids would really love a pair of new sneakers. She is in poor health but keeps going for her grandchildren.
Grandson M 15 joggers T shirts, boxers, hoodie, socks and hi tops He is the only boy in the family and just told his grandma that he needs some mens body wash so he doesn't smell like his sisters He will be a sophmore this year and loves basketball. jeans 30/36 T shirts mens large hoodie xl and hi tops size 11
Granddaughter F 16 skinny jeans, tops or T's, lo sneakers (if possible Vans, panties She is going into the 11th grad - she loves vollyball and basketball Grandma says she is a good girl... She would love a little makeup and nail polish if possible. skinny jeans 9 tops large sneakers 9 1/2
Granddaughter F 19 skinny jeans, T shirts or tops, hoodie, size 6 panties no show socks and low sneakers She just graduated high school and is now trying to decide if she wants to join the military or go to college. At the moment she is taking classes at the community college. Grandma says she is going to give her some time to think. skinny jeans 9 tops large Hoodie XL sneakers 9
Granddaughter F 17 dickies or cargo pants, T shirts, no show socks, panties and low sneakers. Grandma said she is a tom boy who loves to ride her horse....She got him when her uncle died. Right now he is on pasture and they are getting ready to catch him. Grandma said when she was younger the two of them loved to ride. color blab or beige pants 30/32 Tops large hoodie large sneakers 9

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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