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 DELBERT family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
M 73 He has lost alot of weight and he could use some clothing that fit. He doess not have a winter coat...hE NEEDS CONSTRUCTION TYPE BOOTS FOR SUPPORT AS HE IS UNSTEADY.....He could use a warm sweater He has trouble standing so an electric razor would be wonder. warm socks He is the beloved head of the family, a veteran and the proud grandfather. He is asking for some clothing for his grandsons who he is raising himself and his wife..... They have very little and the grandfathers health has not been good. He would love if his grandsons could each get a tablet for Christmas if possible. WINTER cOAT XL SHOES SIZE 11 boots and socks
Great Grandson M 9 Jeans, joggers, shirt l/s t shirts, boxers, socks and sneakers, snowboots, hoodie and winter jacket, hat and mittens Little boy is growing fast and has outgrown all his clothes. He has outgrown all of his clothing.....and really could use a helping hand. Jeans/joggers 16 husky. shirts & hoodie 18 Shoes 6 1/2 tablet
Wife F 79 l/s sleeve shirts, jogger & sweaters - she is petite 5'1 An elderly grandmother is asking for help for herself, and for her grandson ....She asks very little and only when there is great need. She is hoping someone will help them....IF possible she would love a tablet for her grandson for Xmas
Grandson M 9 joggers, jeans, l/s/ t shirts. Long Johns, Boxers, hoodie, Winter coat, Snow boots, hat & gloves jeans, tshirts - s/s and l/s, long underwear, knit boxers, socks, sneakers, snowboots, hat, mittens and winter coat and boxers Back pack and school supplies - crayons (24, 2 pink erasers, 2 glue sticks. l glue bottle, pencil box, Markers 8, Colored pencils 8, #2 pencils, scissors highlighter, 3 spiral notebooks, 2 folders & pencils sharpener Little boys grow and he is going to be tall like his Dad and nothing fits. He is a tall and stocky little boy. He loves the outdoors and loves to go hiking through the woods with his Dad or being with his grandpa joggers 16/18 Jeans 16 husky T shirts mens med. Hoodie mens medium sneakers 7 wide coat mens med.

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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