October 21, 2011
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SALLISAW, Okla. — Applications for the Cherokee Nation Angel Tree will be accepted soon in Sallisaw. The tribe’s Angel Tree program is a charitable Christmas program that provides Christmas gifts to children who are in need and would otherwise go without. Each angel ornament on the tree represents a needy child in the community and contains information about the Christmas wish list of that child. The Cherokee Nation Angel tree annually serves an average of 1,500 local children.
Applications will be taken for children up to age 16 in Sallisaw at the Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare Office, 415 Carson Rd., from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 25–27. Proof of income for all household members over 18, each child’s certificate of degree of Indian blood card, proof of residency within the Cherokee Nation, each child’s clothing sizes and one or two reasonable gift ideas for each child are required at the time of application. Applicants must meet income requirements to participate. Maximum monthly household income guidelines are:
Family of two - $1,390.09
Family of three - $1,821.24
Family of four - $2,047.39
Family of five - $2,538.23
Family of six - $2,714.67
Family of seven - $3,045.92
Family of eight - $3,376.96
For more information, call 918-266-5626, ext. 7720 or 918-458-6900.
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