ONE Spirit

Rating: 4.96 stars   90 reviews

Issues: Human Services, Immigration

Location: PO Box 3209 Rapid City SD 57709 USA

Mission: The ONE Spirit Mission is to assist the Lakota people in preserving and revitalizing the Lakota culture, language, and self-sufficiency while meeting the basic needs of Lakota families, children, and elders. We strive to cultivate an intercultural relationship that recognizes that we are all related and that American Indians are an equal and valued part of our society.
Results: Food delivered monthly to the homes of 1500 people on the reservation. Lakota employed in wood and home repair programs supported by One Spirit. Safe house built this year for youth. Fundraising now for youth centers to be built in every area of the reservation. 700 children and elders in sponsorship program.
Target demographics: The 40,000 people on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1500 per month in food program 20 children regularly in the safe house 150 homes heated through the wood program 700 children and elders served through the sponsorship program 500 people benefitted from the Okini program
Geographic areas served: Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota
Programs: Sponsorship, food, heat, youth programs
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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If only the U.S. could understand what our own government has done to help destroy this proud people. The poorest place in America!! That should tell you all you need to know. Yes there is poverty in many other places, but this is our own doorstep. One Spirit is the only organization that I know of that works with the entire spectrum of what these people need. If you love your neighbor then there is no better place to show that love. Pine Ridge Rez. needs One Spirit and the programs that they bring. One Spirit needs all of our support to continue to provide this excellent care to our fellow human beings.

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Never have I felt better than when I learned that loving is learning to give. One Spirit has helped me to experience this great joy. The world could use a little joy just now.

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I think the organization is in pretty good condition. One Spirit needs all of us to know that thinking about a problem is NOT helping with that problem. When we reach out to help then we are begining to understand our role in society.

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