October 23, 2013
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Parents who wish to apply for this year’s Angel Tree program at the Cherokee Nation can sign up Oct. 28 through Nov. 8.
The Cherokee Nation renamed its Angel Tree program to Angels of the Cherokee. The donation program provides gifts for Cherokee children who live within the 14-county tribal jurisdiction each holiday season. Employees and the community pick an angel ornament from a Cherokee Nation facility Christmas tree, which represents a child in the community and contains information about his or her Christmas wish list.
More than 2,000 children had holiday gifts through the program last year.
Children must be 16 or younger to qualify. Applicants must provide proof of income for all household members over 18, proof of residency and each child’s Cherokee citizenship card and clothing size. Applications are being taken from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Locust Grove location and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all other following locations:
Locust Grove – Cherokee Nation Human Services Office, 300 Willard Stone Circle
Westville – across from Westville Jr. High, 402 S. Park St.
Vinita – Cherokee Nation Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road
Sallisaw – Indian Child Welfare Office, 1450 Carson Road
Catoosa – Indian Child Welfare Office, 750 S. Cherokee, Suite O
Pryor – Cherokee Heights, 129 Cherokee Heights
Bartlesville – Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation, 1003 S. Virginia
Stilwell – Indian Child Welfare Office, 401 S. 2nd St.
Jay – Cherokee Nation Human Services, 1501 Industrial Park
Muskogee – Cherokee Nation Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41st St. E.
Oct. 31-Nov. 1
Nowata – Cherokee Nation Nowata Health Center, 1020 Lenape Dr.
Tahlequah – W.W. Keeler Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave.
Applicants must meet income guidelines to participate in the program. A family of three must not exceed $1,953 in household income per month, and a family of four must not exceed $2,018 per month.
For more information, please call 918-266-5626 or 918-458-6900.