Applications for the 2016 Clothing Assistance Program that helps families purchase new school clothes are now available.
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.
In Sequoyah County, applications will be taken at Sallisaw High School on July 27.
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 visitwww.cherokee.org and click on services, human services and then the family assistance link.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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