Cherokee Nation accepting 2020 Angel Project applications

BY LINDSEY BARK
Reporter
11/08/2020 04:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
The Cherokee Nation Angel Project is underway this year with a few changes to the application process due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In lieu if physical gifts, gift cards will be mailed to recipients. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – The Cherokee Nation Angel Project is underway this year with a few changes to the application process due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to registering online, a drive-thru schedule is available to register Cherokee children.

In lieu if physical gifts, gift cards will be mailed out to keep families, children and CN staff and volunteers safe.

“Due to the pandemic, we didn’t want to have to ask volunteers to get out and shop for children,” Misty Blunt, Indian Child Welfare administrative operations manager, said.

To apply, applicants must have proof of income for all household members over age 18, proof of address and must live within the 14 counties of the CN, children must be CN citizens and must 16 or younger, provide photo identification and proof of legal guardian if applicant is child’s legal guardian.

Children registered for the Angel Project cannot be registered on another angel project or angel tree.

In 2019, the Angel Tree Project served nearly 2,000 children.

“We’ve advertised the option for anyone to donate money to the Angel Project on www.cherokee.org instead of the traditional way where the public has been able to choose an angel from a tree at various locations in the past,” Blunt said.

Applications are being taken until Nov. 20 at drive-thru locations and online at https://webapps.cherokee.org/AngelTree/Home/Index.

For more information, call 918-458-6900.

Drive-thru Applications Locations

Nov. 9
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Hope Presbyterian Church, 900 Dewey Ave. in Bartlesville
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – First Baptist Church, 224 Locust Ave. in Westville

Nov. 9 and Nov. 10
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Caring Closet in Jay, 419 S. Seventh St. in Jay

Nov. 10
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – No-We-Ta Cherokee Community Building, Lenape Drive in Nowata
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Adair County Park Fairgrounds, 471368 E. 816 Road in Stilwell

Nov. 12
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Immanuel Baptist Church, N. Wheeler Ave. in Sallisaw
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Family Praise Center, 330 W. Dwain Willis Ave. in Vinita

Nov. 16
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – The Table Church, 1883 S. Cherokee St. in Catoosa

Nov. 17
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Old Cherokee Nation Casino, 16489 US 62 in Tahlequah

Nov. 18
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Adair County Park Fairgrounds, 471368 E. 816 Road in Stilwell

Nov. 19
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Immanuel Baptist Church, N. Wheeler Ave. in Sallisaw
About the Author
Lindsey Bark grew up and resides in the Tagg Flats community in Delaware County. She graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, emphasizing ...
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Lindsey Bark grew up and resides in the Tagg Flats community in Delaware County. She graduated magna cum laude from Northeastern State University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication, emphasizing ...

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