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 CARRIE family, please contact us!
Family M/F Age Needs Comments Clothing sizes Items donated
F Trash bags, laundry soap, hand soap, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo and condition and clorox. She called me and said with 9 children in the house - she is running out of pantry food and wanted to know if anyone could help her....She is desperate. Diapers size 4 & 6 She is the birth mother of 11 children which includes a set of twins. Her life revolves around her children and she is trying hard to do everything possible she can. SHE REALLY APPRECIATES EVERYTHING THAT WAS SENT TO HER. tHE CHILDREN RANGE IN AGE FROM 1 TO 19 == AND SHE IS HOPING SOMEONE WILL HELP HER . F9: sleep pants, leggings, s/s top, l/s top, 4 panties, 4 pr socks
Son M 8 joggers, s.s t shirts, underwear, medium, hoodie, socks, sneakers He like all little boys loves playing with trucks with his brother... He is a chunky little boy who is also always happy His mother would very much like him to have a sponsor. SHE WOULD LOVE A SPONSOR FOR THIS SPECIAL LITTLE BOY. HE HAS A SPEECH PROBLEM BUT HIS SISTER JUST GOT A SPONSOR AND HE WANTS ONE TOO. HE IS AS CUTE AS A BUTTON...MOM SAYS SHE WILL HELP.... joggers and t shirts 8/10 Sneakers 6 1 long-sleeve T-shirt , l pr. hiking boots
Daughter F 9 All clothing - skinny jeans and leggings, T shirts, hoodie, socks and panties. she loves, painting and coloring. She likes to read and always wants to be busy. She loves horses and plays with the ones she has in her room. leggings or jeans 14, shirts 14/16 Hoodie14/16 Wears a size 4 shoe 1 pr leggings, 1 pr sneakers sleep pants, leggings, s/s top, l/s top, 4 panties, 4 pr socks
Son M 3 joggers, t shirts and socks and hoodie diapers 5 and footed pajamas He is the apple of everyones eye.....Hopefully someone will be able to help him with some clothes. His Mom says he d has outgrown all of his clothing. clothing 5 T : 1 long-sleeve henley shirt
Son M 6 sneakers and socks, T shirts and joggers, Briefs and a hoodie Like his brother he has very little clothes and what he has he has outgrown.....He really needs clothing and would love a toy car too. He had had no new clothes since last year. Sneakers 2, shirts 8, joggers 7, briefs 8 1 pr joggers Son,
Son M 2 t shirts, joggers, socks, diapers #5 He has basically nothing to wear and really needs clothing. He out grew the newborn things and he doesn't have hardly anything. He is the last baby of the house clothing 4 T diapers 5 L LONG SLEEVED SHIRT THERMAL.
Daughter F 4 sneakers and socks, T shirts, legging 5, panties 6, hoodie This little girl is always happy. She is tall for her age and is a little chubby. She has outgrown all her clothing..... and needs clothing. leggings & t Shirts 5t hoodie 6 1 LEGGINGS, L HOODIE
Son M all clothing and diapers He is a the baby of a very large family and needs clothing. clothing 2T Diapers 4

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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