Colts Host Coburn Place Safe Haven Collection

Colts Fans Encouraged to Donate Funds for Domestic Violence Survivors at August 11 Game

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INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, August 11, the Colts will team up with Coburn Place Safe Haven to host a monetary collection prior to the Colts vs. Bills game. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., volunteers from Coburn Place will collect cash for Coburn Place Safe Haven. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium Gate. 

Funds collected will help support programs and services provided to victims of domestic violence and their children.

Coburn Place Safe Haven, an Indianapolis-based transitional housing program for victims of domestic violence, is specifically designed to meet the wide-ranging needs of survivors and their children. Coburn Place transforms battered lives by healing painful emotions, teaching valuable life skills, and fostering financial independence and long-term self-sufficiency. With proceeds collected from Colts fans, domestic violence survivors and children supported at Coburn Place will be provided comprehensive assistance as they begin a new life, safe from domestic violence!  Thank you, Colts 12th Man!

The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2013 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game.  Upcoming collections include "Fill the Boot" benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association, School Supply Drive benefiting Teachers' Treasures, and Books for Youth presented by Cargo Services, Inc. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.

About Coburn Place Safe Haven

Coburn Place Safe Haven provides women who have suffered from domestic violence and their children a chance to start anew, to finally accomplish a dream that an abusive partner and circumstances prevented. They provide safe, affordable housing with fully furnished apartments. They provide the encouragement and supportive services necessary for self-sufficiency. And they provide time, six months up to two years, to begin healing and move toward a life of independent living.* *For more information about Coburn Place, visit *www.coburnplace.org.*

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