TULSA, OK – The Cherokee Nation and its businesses will be helping thousands of children in Northeast Oklahoma through an annual tradition of supporting the Cherokee Nation Angel Project. Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) is contributing $20,000 to help fulfill unmet needs for children this Christmas. Each year, the company’s contribution helps Cherokee Nation’s holiday effort by providing gifts for children who might otherwise go without.
“The Angel Project is a true embodiment of Gadugi – community working together for the greater good,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “The generous donations from our businesses, employees and citizens bring holiday joy throughout the Cherokee Nation by ensuring gifts are delivered to children in need and making wishes come true for thousands of Cherokee families.”
The Angel Project successfully helps thousands of children receive gifts such as clothes, toys, games, warm bedding and winter apparel through the annual effort. Last year, the project sponsored nearly 2,500 children.
Along with CNB’s monetary donation, employees from departments throughout Cherokee Nation and its businesses contribute personal funds and collect toys and essential items, often providing the annual effort’s largest donations. This year marks the 18th consecutive year that employees have personally adopted hundreds of angels during the holiday season.
“As a company, we take great pride in our mission to serve the Cherokee Nation and we look forward to supporting the Angel Project each year,” said Chuck Garrett, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses. “Our employees never waiver in their commitment and dedication to helping fulfill a need within in our communities, but it is especially uplifting to be able to help brighten the holiday season for so many.”
The Cherokee Nation Angel Project assists Cherokee children ages 16 or younger who fall within low-income guidelines and reside within the Cherokee Nation reservation.