Friday, June 30, 2017

Program Helps Buy School Clothes

The Cherokee Nation will begin accepting clothing voucher applications at different locations through the month of July. The tribe’s clothing voucher program helps Cherokee families purchase new clothes for school-aged children for the upcoming school year.

To be eligible for the program, students must be in grades K-12, a Cherokee Nation citizen, live within the 14-county jurisdiction and meet additional income guidelines. Once parents have provided the necessary paperwork and have been verified by the tribe, the parents receive a $100 gift card for every school-aged child in the home.

Cherokee Nation employees will be available at various field sites throughout the 14 counties to accept applications. Representatives will be available at Warner High School, Nowata Public Library and Washington County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at all other locations from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dates and locations to apply: 

July 5 – Sequoyah High School, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah

July 6 – Carl Albert State College, 1138 S Opdyke St., Sallisaw

July 11 – Warner High School Gym, 1012 5th Ave.

July 12 – Stilwell High School, 1801 S. Locust

July 13 – Salina Middle School, 909 Saltwell

July 18 – Vinita Health Center, 27371 S. 4410 Road

July 19- Nowata Public Library, 224 S. Pine St.

July 20 - Washington County Fairgrounds, 1109 N Delaware St., Dewey

July 25 – Catoosa High School, 2000 S. Cherokee St.

July 26 – Sam Hider Health Center, 1015 Washbourne, Jay

July 27- Sequoyah High School, 17091 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah

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 and click on services, human services and then the family assistance link.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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