Thursday, September 13, 2018

Cherokee Businesses Donate to Schools

Cherokee Nation Businesses recently donated school supplies to schools in Sequoyah County and elsewhere. With the supplies are, from the left, Janice Fields, director of Indian Education for Collinsville Public Schools; Kim Webber, senior administrative assistance for CNB; Mary Pratt, business development consultant for CNB; Daniella Yarbrough, executive staff coordinator for CNB; and Paul Buckner, community relations coordinator for CNB.

Employee volunteers from Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB) recently visited several local schools to deliver donated supplies to classrooms in need. The effort was part of a company-wide initiative led by CNB to support community schools.

Employees delivered more than 5,000 items, including classroom necessities such as writing utensils, paper, scissors, rulers, folders, tissue and cleaning supplies.

Schools in Tahlequah, Catoosa, Muldrow, Claremore, Ramona, Sallisaw, Bell, South Coffeyville, Collinsville, Braggs, Marble City, Colcord and Afton received supplies from the tribe’s business arm and entertainment properties. 

The school supply drives were coordinated through CNB’s Community Impact Team, which helps promote volunteerism and community engagement for all employees. All CNB properties, nine Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa participated in the month-long drive, each designating its recipient school.

This year, CNB employees have dedicated more than 1,700 volunteer service hours to community outreach projects and numerous charitable efforts, such as the company’s annual school supply drive.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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