On Sunday November 20th, 2016, the Colts teamed up with USO of Indiana to host a Baby Diapers and Wipes collection prior to the Colts vs. Titans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers accepted donations to benefit local military families. Donations were collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside of each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. The USO is a congressionally chartered, private organization, the USO relies on the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations to support its activities, and is powered by a family of volunteers to accomplish our mission of connection.
For over 75 years, the USO has been the nation's leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.
Today's USO continuously adapts to the needs of our men and women in uniform and their families, so they can focus on their very important mission. We operate USO centers at or near military installations across the United States and throughout the world, including in combat zones, and even un-staffed USO service sites in places too dangerous for anyone but combat troops to occupy.
Charles Ridings, Executive Director of USO of Indiana: "The NFL continues to be one of the most enduring and invaluable partners of the USO worldwide. The collection of diapers and baby wipes will provide much needed relief to our young military families. These items are necessities and help our young military families immensely. We can't thank the Colts and their fans enough in using the USO of Indiana as the bridge to show love and support to our military families."
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2016 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. For more information about the Colts Gameday Collections program, visit www.colts.com/collections.
About the USO of Indiana
*The USO of Indiana is a chartered affiliate of USO, Inc. with the mission of strengthening America's military by keeping them connected to family, home and country during their service to the nation. The USO of Indiana has been providing services for military members since 1941 and operates 5 centers in the state: Indianapolis Airport, Camp Atterbury, Indianapolis MEPS, Ft Wayne, and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. In addition to the centers, the USO of Indiana provides a broad spectrum of warrior and family care programs to our state's military members and their families. *
Our volunteers serve nearly 100,000 troops annually providing more than 30,000 hours of volunteer service for our nation's finest. The USO of Indiana is a small not-for-profit organization, supported entirely by donations from the citizens and corporations of Indiana. Ninety cents of every dollar goes directly to troop support and there is never a charge for military members and their families to use the services.