Community

Gameday Collections



Thank you to every fan that made a donation this past year at one of our Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota. The 2015 Gameday Collections program helped benefit 10 different non-profit organizations throughout the season, and each collection received tremendous support from Colts Nation! Thank you to all of our generous fans who donated over $25,000 and more than 5,000 items including school supplies, cell phones, toys, food, books, winter hats and winter coats!

Game DateOpponentCollectionItems To Be CollectedBenefiting Agency
8/22/2015 Bears IFD Fill the Boot Cash Muscular Dystrophy Association
9/3/2015 Bengals Dayspring Center Cash The Dayspring Center - Indy
9/21/2015 Jets Teacher's Treasures School Supplies, Cash Teachers' Treasures
10/4/2015 Jaguars Indy BackPack Attack New/Unused School Supplies Indiana Department of Child Services
10/18/2015 Patriots Special Olympics Indiana Cash Special Olympics Indiana
10/25/2015 Saints Verizon Hopeline Cell phones, Cash Coburn Place
11/8/2015 Broncos Holiday Toy Collection New/Unwrapped Toys, Cash Military Organizations
11/29/2015 Buccaneers Sacking Hunger Canned/Non-Perishable Foods, Cash Gleaners Food Bank
12/20/2015 Texans Books for Youth New/Gently Used Books, Cash Indiana Department of Child Services
1/3/2016 Titans Damar Services New/Gently Used Coats and Hats, Cash Damar Services

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

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 our fans. Toys, books, food and clothing items poured in by the thousands in support of many local non-profits. Thank you to all who donated!

This 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.