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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Rating: 5 stars  

I have supported this group over the years because I know all of the contributions go to help the people. The volunteers are very dedicated people.

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I started supporting this group several years ago by sponsoring a family. The amazing thing was they didn't want money, they just wanted me to supply basics to three young boys. I now support the group with donations for food and/or wood for heat. They give you a list of exactly what will be delivered to these needy families. They are well organized and have only the welfare of the Lakota people in their hearts. This is the one group I would not hesitate to help or recommend.

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We love sponsoring children through One Spirit! It has been very rewarding and a positive experience for the whole family. We feel like we are making a difference in one families life.

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I learned about One Spirit through the Lutheran Women's Organization in Virginia. One Spirit helps to provide the essentials of life to the Lakota People. The Lakota people live in poor conditions in one of the coldest area of the country. One Spirit is working to provide hope for a better life for the young people of the reservation. I admire greatly those young people who trained to run in the New York Marathon only to have their high hopes for success thwarted by Sandy, the hurricane that devastated parts of New York and New Jersey. They stayed and helped those who hadsuffered damage in the storm. Donations I made to One Spirit go to help those in need.

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After learning my daughter was Native American on her father's side, I started searching the internet to find out more about them when I found info on the Pine Ridge reservation. These people now have a special place in my heart, and have made me decide I want to make their cause my cause. I ran across One Spirit on twitter, and although I don't have much, I'm going to be giving whatever I can and helping to spread the word about One Spirit and Pine Ridge. Hoping to make a better future for people who have suffered so much in the past and today.

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Come across ONE Spirit a group that is working hard to help Native Americans. I believe every American should be posting this review & making one for theirselves.

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