Colts Fans Encouraged to Donate Toys at December 15 Game
INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, December 15, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with WISH-TV and the Salvation Army to host the WISH Tree Toy Drive, prior to the Colts vs. Texans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WISH-TV personalities, Salvation Army volunteers, and Colts Junior Cheerleaders will collect new, unwrapped toys from Colts fans for The Salvation Army. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
Once again, WISH-TV will be handing out commemorative Colts posters to people who donate toys or cash at the collection, while supplies last.
Age appropriate gifts for children infant to age 14 are sought. Toy donations should be new and unwrapped. Possible gifts may include: stuffed animals, infant toys, board games, sports equipment, electronic games and more.
In addition to the outdoor toy collection, The Salvation Army will collect monetary donations inside the stadium at each gate from 11:00 a.m. until the end of the game. All donations will benefit The Salvation Army. WISH-TV and The Salvation Army have partnered together to collect toys to distribute to families in need during the holidays for the last 17 years. The Salvation Army is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2013 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. The final collection of the regular season will benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health on December 29 when the Colts face the Jaguars. For more information about the Colts Gameday Collections program, visit www.colts.com/collections.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It is an international movement and an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. The Salvation Army offers programs such as youth camps, recreation, various rehabilitation programs, Christmas charity, elderly services, and help with the basic necessities- food, shelter, and warmth. For more information about The Salvation Army, visit www.salvationarmyindiana.org.