Season of giving is when the Choctaw Nation shines

By Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr.
November 1, 2023

As we enter the holiday season the Choctaw Nation shows what the Chahta Spirit of Faith, Family and Culture truly means.

The season of giving has always been a time when the Nation shows that giving and generosity are the foundation of our Tribe. The Choctaw Nation has answered the call when neighbors need a helping hand, and our people have always offered comfort in times of need – it is the Chahta way. We take care of our people and neighbors without a thought of reciprocation – it is the Chahta Way.

As a sovereign nation, we have a responsibility to our people and to show tribal and non-tribal members what we are made of and to promote the giving spirit of the Choctaw Nation. The Tribe helps people throughout the year with housing, food, healthcare, and education. Each year during the holidays has always been the Choctaw Nation’s time to shine, when our giving spirit is on full display. During this time, we reach deep as a Nation to help our neighbors to make sure their holiday season is enjoyable.

This year is no exception, the Choctaw Nation has announced two donation drives for families who may need a little extra help this holiday season. Keep an eye out for opportunities to support our people and communities! These are just a couple of the planned donation drives planned for the holiday season:

  • Canned Food Drive Now Through Nov. 17: Drop off non-perishable food items at HQ, Travel Plazas, Country Markets, Head Starts, and Child Care Centers. Donations go to local families, food banks, and churches. For more information call 580-642-7205.
  • CNO Head Start and Child Care Centers Coat Drive & Exchange – Now Through Nov. 17 for all ages (Children and Adults): If you have an extra coat, donate it. If you need a warmer coat (or have outgrown your coat), exchange it. Drop off coats at any CNO Head Start or Child Care Center throughout the reservation. For more information call 580-642-7205.

Luke 6:28: “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

Yakoke and God Bless!