Page 11 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - January, 2017
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Operation Santa is a wonderful success

Program gives CONTACT US
local kids in need
new clothes, toys For more information or to
participate in the programs,
Operation Santa on contact Executive Director
Saturday, Dec. 17, was a of ROOF Community
rousing success. The one-day Services Kellie McNelly
event through The Rochester at 360-273-6375 or go to
Organization of Families
(ROOF) matches children
with individuals or groups that The ROOF program year was about 600. With the community. They accept
would like to “adopt” a family sponsors several projects the improved economy, financial donations and gift
and provide gifts for all of the during the year that involve the number has lowered to items beginning in early
children. the entire community. about 350 children from November.
Donations and volunteer low-income families in the
Six families from the assistance are essential to Rochester area. The recent holiday season
Chehalis Tribe were adopted make the projects successful. proved the spirit of giving
in 2016. The presents brought The program continues is alive and well in our local
big smiles to the faces of those The number of children to receive new clothing and communities.
who received them. receiving assistance each toys through the generosity of
Help comes from the heart
The ROOF Santa Store to make Christmas special and
also was stocked with new to spread joy through a simple
clothing and toys for children act of kindness.
ages newborn to 12. Eligible
parents selected one new Keep up the great work. We
clothing item and toy for each are looking forward to next
child. year!

Scholarship supports American Indian community

Award can help TO APPLY n Have close social and Priority is given to upper-
selected students cultural ties to an American division and graduate-level
for up to five years For questions, call Program Indian tribe or community in students, however, all qualified
Assistant Ann Voyles at Washington. applicants are considered.
The American Indian 360-753-7842 from
Endowed Scholarship 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays n Intend to use his or A selection committee,
application is now available or email alex@wxac.wa. her education to benefit the composed of representatives
for the 2017-18 academic year gov. American Indian community from the American Indian
awards cycle. Your signed application in the state. community in-state, will review
with required attachments and score the application.
Past recipients have careers must be postmarked by n Be enrolled full-time by
in law, medicine, education, March 1 and sent to: fall term 2017 at a participating The number and value
business and resource American Indian Endowed in-state public or private college of scholarships awarded is
management. All individuals Scholarship program or university. determined by the interest
plan to or already work on Washington Student earnings available from the
behalf of Indian peoples within Achievement Council n Have financial need endowment. Finalists will
Washington state. 917 Lakeridge Way SW, (determined by their college’s be announced in the spring.
Olympia, WA 98502 (if using financial aid office). Scholarships generally range
Individuals may download UPS or FedEx delivery) from $500-$2,000 each for
application materials at the P.O. Box 43430, Olympia, WA n Be a state resident. the academic year.
ReadySetGrad website at 98504-3430 (If using USPS n Have not received a total delivery) of five years of this scholarship.
scholarship. Click the will not be reviewed by the
underlined program name selection committee.
below “How do I apply?”
Applicants must:
The Washington Student
Achievement Council
will accept applications
postmarked by March 1. Late
or incomplete applications
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