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 LINDA family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F 55 Winter coat, hat & gloves for grandmother, snow boots , Sweats or joggers, socks, panties, Sweat shirts or l/s tops, Hi top sneakers l0 Wide (for support) hygiene articles - hand sanitizer, disinfectant and N 95 masks and pantry food Blankets - 3 Twin and 2 full/queen Towels Linda and her grandchildrlen are living in a basement of a building. She is homeless and is waiting for housing.....She has use of a kitchen.......She is having a hard time but has a positive attitude. She is asking for help for herself and her grandchildren who were placed in her custody. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Winter Coat 2XL Shoes 10 Wide snowboots 10 Clothing 2X Coat 2X 9 pounds of beads
Grandson M 10 Needs joggers,, shirts, socks, warm hoodie & hat, gloves, hi tops or construction He just arrived at his grandmothers. He has no clothes. He is in 4th grade. He loves the wrestler mania and wish he had some. He is in 4th grade. He is a tall and slender lad. Jeans or joggers 10 hoodie 12 shirts 8/10 Shoes 5 M9: construction-type boots, 5 pr socks
Granddaughter F 13 pants, shirts, socks & shoes and a winter coat, hat & gloves. She is with her grandmother now who she loves alot. She has hardly any clothes and could really love some. She would love some nailpolish and a little bit of makeup. Leggins or jeans size 5 junior or 16 child,,,, shirts Med. Juniors Shoes 7 F13: 1 pr leggings
Granddaughter F 18 Jeans, joggers, tops, panties, socks, warm hoodies, personal hygiene products, Hi top sneakers to wear to school This teen is living with her grandma - she is trying to get her GED. She would probably like some beauty care items. Shoes 9 1/2 Pants 9/10 - stretchy Tops Large Warm hoodie size Large.
Granddaughter F 15 hi tops - joggers would love black ones, skinny jeans, hoodie and socks and tops coat 8th beading She is in the 8th grade this year and is now living with her grandmother. They are living in temporary housing - so things aren't easy - but she is happy to be there. she loves to bead and would love some beads and the earring wires. Her grandma says she is talented. She would love the skinny joggers. hi tops 9 jeans 9jr Hoodie large
Granddaughter F 7 Winter coat, hat & gloves, pants, shirts, hoodie, sneakers and socks, snowboots and slippers She is in 2nd grade and is far behind. She needs flash cards for math, basic words and maybe a workbook - for kindergarten. The grandmother will work with her. Pants size 8/10 chld shirts 8/10 Shoes 2 bar brats

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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