TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Cherokee Nation EMS is collecting donations for this year’s Cherokee Nation Angel Project, which provides gifts for Cherokee children who live within the 14-county tribal area and meet income guidelines.

Cherokee Nation EMS staff will be on hand Dec. 4-6 at the Tahlequah Walmart from noon until 8 p.m. accepting donations of new, unwrapped gifts to help fill an ambulance. Requested donations include toys such as basketballs, footballs, dolls, board games and stuffed animals; bedding items for twin-sized mattresses, as well as blankets and pillows; diapers, bibs, and sippy cups; and clothing from infant sizes to size 16.

After the donations have been collected, Cherokee Nation EMS will work with the Cherokee Nation Angel Project to distribute items to eligible Cherokee children.

You can also request one of 1,800 angels by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or select an angel in person at the Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.