Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - Applications for Angel Tree sign-ups and Christmas baskets have been scheduled for several areas throughout Sequoyah County.
Applications for Sallisaw and Gans residents began on October 10 and will continue through October 28, or until the maximum number of applications have been completed.
Applications are available only to those who receive SNAP benefits through DHS. Only parents or guardians who have the child in their open DHS SNAP case are able to complete the application.
To apply, call 918-776-8050 or visit Sequoyah County DHS, 502 George Glenn Blvd., Sallisaw.
If approved, items will need to be picked up on December 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The location for pick up will be the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds located at 464101, East 1070 Rd, Sallisaw. Parents or guardians will need to present an ID on the day of pick-up.
Sign-ups for Roland, Liberty, and Moffett area Angel Trees and Christmas food boxes will be held at the Waylon Jones complex in Roland on November 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Those signing up must bring proof of income, a social security card for each child that is being signed up, and a utility bill or proof of current address. For more information, contact Melissa Lowe at 918-776-0848.
Pick-up for food baskets and/or gifts will be held on December 21. The times for pick-up will be given at the time of enrollment.
In case you missed Cherokee Nations' Angel Tree sign-up on Wednesday, October 12, you’re in luck because another sign-up is scheduled for Sallisaw residents with children ages 0-16 on October 27. The sign-up will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. in a drive-through setting at Redbird Smith Health Center in Sallisaw.
There is also an online application option located at https://webapps.cherokee.org/AngelTree. This year, actual gifts will be provided instead of gift cards. To see if your income qualifies and what documents are needed at the time of sign-up, you can go to the Cherokee Nation Facebook page.
Shop With a Cop application dates have not been announced at this time.
It is important to note that only one sign-up for Angel Tree or Shop With a Cop will be allowed. The local Angel Tree programs do confer with one another, and only one application per site will be accepted.
Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer
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