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December 11, 2013

Cherokee Nation Businesses gives $20K to Angels of the Cherokee

Cherokee Nation Businesses and its employees are helping make the holidays brighter by supporting the Angels of the Cherokee, a media release states.

“We strive to have a giving heart every day, but this time of year magnifies just how important it is to give back to our community and our people. By generously ensuring gifts are delivered to smiling Cherokee kids, Cherokee Nation Businesses is making wishes come true,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker. “When our youngest and neediest citizens can experience a memorable Christmas, then we are all truly blessed. That’s the life-affirming mission of this effort: to provide for others in need.”

Employees adopted hundreds of angels, and the company is contributing $20,000 to help fulfill unmet needs for some children this Christmas.

CNB’s contribution helps the tribe’s holiday effort by providing gifts for children who might otherwise go without.

Departments throughout Cherokee Nation and CNB collect and donate essential items, such as clothing and winter apparel, in addition to toys. Cherokee Nation Entertainment’s Hotel Services department raised $2,000 and adopted 16 angels this year.

Children whose parents and caregivers applied for participation in the program are represented anonymously as angel ornaments on Christmas trees located in Cherokee Nation facilities. In 2012, more than 2,100 children received gifts such as clothes, toys, games and more through the program.

The Angels of the Cherokee program assists Cherokee children who fall under low-income guidelines and reside within the 14-county tribal jurisdiction.

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