Cherokee Nation accepting 2019 Angel Project applications

10/16/2019 09:30 AM
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Cherokee Nation Management Resources employees Sherry Johnson, left, and Sandy Long place “angels” on the 2018 Cherokee Nation Angel Project tree. Application are being taken until Oct. 25 for this year’s tree. COURTESY
TAHELQUAH – The 2019 Cherokee Nation Angel Project applications are available at sites throughout the tribe’s jurisdiction. Applications can also be submitted online through Oct. 25.

According to a CN press release, the project provides gifts for Cherokee children ages 16 years or younger who live within the jurisdiction and meet income guidelines.

To qualify for the tribe’s income guidelines, applicants must provide proof of income for all household members over the age of 18. For example, a family of three must not exceed $2,165 net income per month, and a family of four must not exceed $2,615 per month.

In 2018 during the holiday season, 1,700 children received gifts through the program, the release states.

Applications for the 2019 project can also be submitted online at

For more information, call 918-453-6900.

Applications will be accepted in person at the following locations:

Oct. 15-16
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Stilwell Armory Building, 421 W. Locust St.

Oct. 16
Noon to 6 p.m. – Victory Cherokee Community Building, 1025 N. 12th St. in Collinsville

Oct. 17
Noon to 6 p.m. – Cooweescoowee Health Center, 395200 W. 2900 Road in Ochelata
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Public Library, 116 N. Williams in Westville

Oct. 21
Noon to 6 p.m. – Exciting Southeast Church, 432 E. 530 Road in Pryor
Noon to 5 p.m. – Will Rogers Health Center, 1020 Lenape Drive in Nowata

Oct. 22
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road in Vinita

Oct. 22-23
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – EMS Conference Room, 22114 S. Bald Hill Road in Tahlequah

Oct. 23-24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – CN Human Services Office, 1501 Industrial Park in Jay

Oct. 24
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – CN Indian Child Welfare Office, 1528 N. 166 E. Ave. Suite C in Tulsa
1 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Three Rivers Health Center, 1001 S. 41st St. East in Muskogee

The CN is also accepting Elder Angel adoptions at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah and at all CN Human Service field offices. Elder Angels can be adopted at the Tribal Complex in Tahlequah Monday through Friday during normal business hours. For information on adopting an Elder Angel at CN Human Services field offices, call 918-453-5627.


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