In this 2014 photo, Scarlett Shell looks for a pair of shoes at Stage in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, after receiving a Cherokee Nation $100 clothing voucher.
Published June 27, 2016
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — Applications for the 2016 Clothing Assistance Program that helps families purchase new school clothes will be available starting July 6.
All children applying for the $100 clothing gift cards must be Cherokee Nation citizens and living within the 14-county tribal jurisdiction, as well as meet income guidelines. To qualify, children must be in grades K-12 and parents must provide proof of school enrollment. Parents will also be required to provide income verification for all adults in the household.
Cherokee Nation employees will be at field sites throughout the 14 counties taking applications from 1 to 6 p.m. at South Coffeyville, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Nowata and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all other remaining locations. Once parents are verified, they will receive a $100 gift card for each school-aged child within the household.
Dates and locations to apply are as follows:
July 6 – Sequoyah High School ‘The Place Where They Play,’ 17091 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah
July 7 – Porum High School gym, 4th and W. Osage
July 8 – South Coffeyville Community Center, 215 Oklahoma St.
July 12 – Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road
July 13 – Will Rogers Health Center, 1020 Lenape Dr., Nowata
July 13 – Washington County Fairgrounds, 1109 N Delaware St., Dewey
July 14 – Salina Middle School, 909 Saltwell
July 19 – Stilwell High School, 1801 Locust St.
July 20 – Claremore High School, 201 E. Stuart Rosa
July 21 – Jay High School, 322 E Monroe St.
July 26 – Sequoyah High School ‘The Place Where They Play,’ 17091 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah
July 27 – Sallisaw High School, 2301 W Ruth Ave.
For more information on income guidelines or other eligibility requirements, please call Cherokee Nation Human Services Family Assistance at 918-453-5000, ext. 3899 or visit www.cherokee.org and click on services, human services and then the family assistance link.