Cherokee Nation Angel Project Underway

Miss Cherokee Sunday Plumb and Cherokee Nation Treasurer Lacey Horn adopt angels from the Cherokee Nation Angel Project tree.

Miss Cherokee Sunday Plumb and Cherokee Nation Treasurer Lacey Horn adopt angels from the Cherokee Nation Angel Project tree.

TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA — More than 1,500 “angels” are up for adoption through the Cherokee Nation’s Angel Project. The Angel Project helps provide Cherokee children in need with clothes, books and toys for Christmas.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and the Cherokee National Youth Choir kicked off the 2014 Angel Project Tuesday afternoon at the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex.

(L to R) Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare employees Brandy Lemley, Sally Wilson and Howard Paden hang angels on the tree, which contain children’s ages and gift wish ideas.

(L to R) Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare employees Brandy Lemley, Sally Wilson and Howard Paden hang angels on the tree, which contain children’s ages and gift wish ideas.

“The Cherokee Nation Angel Project has helped thousands of Cherokee children have something under the Christmas tree over the last several years,” Chief Baker said. “The Cherokee Nation has many blessings for which to be thankful, so it’s important we remember our Cherokee families that may be struggling, and do all we can to make their holiday season even more special.”

Many families are in need of winter clothing and bedding, while some children listed things like sports equipment, books, toys and games as their gift wish.

Last year, more than 2,200 children received gifts through the tribe’s Angel Project. To adopt an angel, visit the W.W. Keeler Tribal Complex, 17675 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, front lobby tree or contact Brandy Lemley at 918-266-5626 ext. 7730 or brandy-lemley@cherokee.org.

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