INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, October 19, the Colts teamed up with HopeLine from Verizon Wireless to host a cell phone collection prior to the Colts vs. Bengals game. Volunteers from Verizon Wireless and Coburn Place collected cash as well as used cell phones and accessories in any condition to benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven. Donations were collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium Gate. Those who donated a device or cash received both a donor button from Verizon and a free koozie from Coburn Place.
This year's HopeLine Collection resulted in record highs for both cellphones and cash collected. Verizon and the Colts donated $20,000 to Coburn Place. A COLTSTRONG thank you goes out to all those who gave at this year's HopeLine Collection. If you missed the game, you still have the opportunity to donate no longer used devices at any Verizon corporate store.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2014 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include the Sacking Hunger food drive, the DAMAR Services Collection and the WISH Tree Toy Drive. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
About Coburn Place Safe Haven **
The vision of Coburn Place Safe Haven is of a world where every adult and child may live free from intimate partner violence, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources. It aims to make that vision reality through its mission of empowering victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. Coburn Place is Indianapolis' largest and most comprehensive provider of transitional housing to victims of domestic violence in the state of Indiana and is a nationally-recognized model program in breaking the cycles of domestic violence, poverty, and homelessness. The organization has provided life-changing support to more than 1,600 adults and children since 1996.
About HopeLine from Verizon
HopeLine® from Verizon puts our technology and the nation's most reliable and largest wireless network to work in the community by turning no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories into support for domestic violence victims and survivors. It also helps protect the environment by disposing of wireless phones in an environmentally sound way.
Colts, Verizon Wireless, and Coburn Place encouraged fans to donate cell phones at the October 19 game in support of domestic violence victims.