Donate winter outerwear at Cherokee Casino and receive a free shirt
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – For the second year in a row, Cherokee Casinos Tahlequah and Fort Gibson are spreading warmth this holiday season by collecting coats for the Cherokee Nation Elder and Indian Child Welfare programs.
Donations of new or gently used coats or jackets will be accepted at each of the Cherokee Casino locations throughout the month of December. Those who donate will receive a free Cherokee Casino T-shirt and a voucher for a free holiday cookie from the River City Café at Cherokee Casino Tahlequah.
“Last year, the drive was a great success, with 200 coats donated to keep Cherokee elders and children warm,” said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Entertainment, which operates Cherokee Casinos and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. “With the help of our guests and employees, we look forward to once again making the same, if not greater, impact for our Cherokee citizens this year.”
The donated coats will be dry cleaned and given to the Cherokee programs at the first of the year.
Those who wish to help are encouraged to bring coats and jackets in both children and adult sizes to the Cherokee Star Rewards desk at either Cherokee Casino Tahlequah or Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson.
Guests must have a Cherokee Star Rewards card to participate. Star Rewards club membership is free. Guests may receive only one shirt per person during the jacket drive promotion.
Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare serves more than 1,400 Cherokee children across the U.S. Approximately 700 of those children reside in the 14-county jurisdictional area of the Cherokee Nation. The department provides services such as foster care, adoption placement and court advocacy for children in need.
Cherokee Nation Elder Services serves Native American senior citizens residing within the 14-county jurisdicitional area of the Cherokee Nation. The program offers inpatient health care, temporary nursing home facilities and dental services, among other services. The program also provides the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), a program designed to keep elders living in their homes.
Cherokee Casino Tahlequah is located four miles south of Tahlequah on State Highway 62. For more information, visit www.Cherokeestarrewards.com or call (918) 207-3600.
Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson is located at 103 North Georgetown Road and State Highway 62 in Fort Gibson. For more information, call (918) 207-3593.