Please join us again this year as we give back to the community through the Indianapolis Colts 2015 Gameday Collections program. 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 following collections will be held during the 2015-2016 season:
|Game Date||Opponent||Collection||Items To Be Collected||Benefiting 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|
|10/25/2015||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||Redskins||Books for Youth||New/Gently Used Books, Cash||Indiana Department of Child Services|
|1/3/2016||Texans||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 2014 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!
On Sunday, October 25, the Colts will team up with HopeLine from Verizon to host a cell phone collection prior to the Colts vs. Saints game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers from Verizon and Coburn Place will collect cash as well as no-longer-used cell phones, tablets and accessories in any condition to benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium Gate.
The drive is the third annual HopeLine phone collection drive during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October to benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven, an Indianapolis organization that has growing waiting lists for families in need of transitional housing. The Colts and HopeLine from Verizon pledged $5,000 with the goal of collecting 1,013 devices; the same number of children Coburn has helped since opening its doors in 1996.
Wireless phones given to HopeLine are refurbished generating proceeds for the program through both cash grants and new phones to those who need help. New phones – complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text-messaging service – are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they are recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.
“Many organizations are finding a greater need now for service due to the national dialogue about domestic violence,” said Verizon Wireless Region President Lauren Love-Wright. “Indiana is no different and organizations here continue to experience more women and families coming forward for help, support, programming and housing.”