Community

Gameday Collections



Please join us again this year as we continue to give back to the community through the Indianapolis Colts 2016 Gameday Collections. Stop by one of the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, to drop off your donation before heading inside to cheer on the Colts!

This year’s collections are as follows:

Game DateOpponentCollectionItems To Be CollectedBenefiting Agency
8/20/2016 Ravens IFD Fill the Boot Cash Muscular Dystrophy Association
8/27/2016 Eagles School Supply Collection School Supplies, Cash Teachers' Treasures
9/11/2016 Lions Books for Youth Collection (presented by Cargo Services, Inc.) New/Gently Used Books, Cash Indiana Department of Child Services
9/25/2016 Chargers Damar Services New/Gently Used Hats and Gloves, Cash Damar Services
10/9/2016 Bears Indy Backpack Attack New/Unused School Supplies, Cash Indiana Department of Child Services
10/30/2016 Chiefs Verizon HopeLine Cell Phone Drive Cell Phones, Cash Coburn Place
11/20/2016 Titans USO of Indiana Baby Diapers and Wipes Collection New baby diapers and wipes, cash USO of Indiana
11/24/2016 Steelers SACKing Hunger Food Drive (presented by Meijer) Canned/Non-Perishable Foods, Cash Gleaners Food Bank
12/11/2016 Texans Angel Tree Toy Drive (supported by CBS4) New/Unwrapped Toys, Cash Salvation Army
1/1/2017 Jaguars TBD TBD TBD

Remember to check www.colts.com/community for more details.

A ONECOMMUNITY thank you to every fan that made a donation this past year at one of our gameday collections. The 2015 Gameday Collections were all overwhelmingly successful thanks to the tremendous generosity of all our fans. Toys, books, food, and clothing items poured in by the thousands in support of many local businesses and non-profits. Thank you to all who donated!

Last season, our Gameday Collections program collected:
--Over $24,331 in funds to support local charitable organizations
--Over 4,376 items, including school supplies distributed to Indiana teachers and their students
--Over 610 pounds of food to support hunger relief efforts

COLLECTION DETAILS

  • Books for Youth Collection

    Each year, the Indianapolis Colts team up with Books for Youth and Cargo Services, Inc. to host a Book Drive. All donated books and monetary contributions benefit the Indiana Department of Child Services, who fill up backpacks with 25 age-appropriate books for local foster youth. To date, the Books for Youth program has collected over 800,000 books and distributed over 7,500 backpacks to youth in foster care throughout the State of Indiana.

  • Damar Services Collection

    The Indianapolis Colts and Damar Services collect hats and coats each winter. All items donated benefit the adults and children served by Damar Services, who has assisted people challenged by autism, and intellectual, developmental and behavioral disabilities for nearly 50 years. Last season, the Damar Services Hat and Coat Collection received nearly 250 hats and coats and over $2,750 in monetary donations.

  • Indy Backpack Attack Collection

    The Indianapolis Colts partner with Indy BackPack Attack to help provide local children with school supplies each season. Indy BackPack Attack has made it their mission to collect school supplies and provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. With the help of strategic community collaborations with Central Indiana organizations and businesses, Indy BackPack Attack has collected more than 3.5 million school supplies since 1999.

  • SACKing Hunger Food Drive

    Every November, the Indianapolis Colts and Meijer team up to stock local food pantries through their SACKing Hunger Campaign. Through this campaign, we will host our 11th annual SACKing Hunger Food Drive at Lucas Oil Stadium during a 2016 Colts home game. All donations benefit Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, an organization that stores and redistributes donated food to more than 350 hunger relief agencies to serve Indiana’s hungry.

  • Verizon Hopeline Collection

    In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Indianapolis Colts and HopeLine from Verizon host a gameday cell phone collection. All phones, accessories and cash donated benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven, who helps provide local domestic violence victims with refurbished phones including a service plan along with other resources while offering safe a secure housing. In 2015, HopeLine set a goal to collect 1 million phones nationally, and any unsalvageable phones were recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.