Community Relations

Gameday Collections



Please join us again this year as we continue to give back to the community through the Indianapolis Colts 2017 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!

The 2017 collections are as follows:

Game DateOpponentCollectionItems To Be CollectedBenefiting Agency
8/13/2017 Lions IFD Fill the Boot Cash Muscular Dystrophy Association
8/31/2017 Bengals School Supply Collection School Supplies, Cash Teachers' Treasures
9/17/2017 Cardinals Books for Youth Collection (presented by Cargo Services, Inc.) New/Gently Used Books, Cash Indiana Department of Child Services
9/24/2017 Browns USO Baby Diapers & Wipes Collection Baby Diapers, Baby Wipes, Cash USO
10/8/2017 49ers Coat Collection New/Gently Used Winter Clothing Salvation Army
10/22/2017 Jaguars Dayspring (Century 21) TBD TBD
11/12/2017 Steelers Hopeline (presented by Verizon) Used Cellphones/Accessories Coburn Place Safe Haven
11/26/2017 Titans Meijer SACKing Hunger Canned/Non-Perishable Foods, Cash Gleaners Food Bank
12/14/2017 Broncos Toy Collection New/Unwrapped Toys, Clothes, Cash Salvation Army
12/31/2017 Texans TBD TBD TBD

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 12th annual SACKing Hunger Food Drive at Lucas Oil Stadium during a 2017 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.