INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, November 4, 2014, the Indianapolis Colts provided a holiday shopping experience for 10 mothers from Sheltering Wings, an organization that provides emergency housing and serves victims of domestic violence, at Meijer in Plainfield, Indiana. Each family was given a $300 gift card for their shopping, courtesy of Meijer and the Colts. In preparation for Thanksgiving, the women were encouraged to purchase items for the holiday and household needs. While the moms went shopping, the children joined alumni Colts player Roosevelt Potts, Colts Cheerleaders and Blue to make holiday crafts and snacks
After shopping, moms also received a Meijer tote bag filled with kitchen essentials and each child took home goodie bags from both Meijer and the Colts.
This is the seventh year the Colts and Meijer have teamed up for this holiday shopping event. This event is part of the Colts "Community Tuesday" program and was created to give families in need the opportunity to enjoy a special holiday experience and purchase items they could not otherwise afford. Meijer has partnered with the Colts to support several outreach projects this year, including the SACKing Hunger Food Drive, Horseshoe Helpings *and Shop with a Colt *events.
On Tuesday, November 4, Colts alumni Roosevelt Potts, Colts Cheerleaders and Mascot Blue joined Meijer for their seventh annual Thanksgiving shopping event at Meijer in Plainfield.
About Colts Community Tuesdays
During the regular NFL season, Tuesday is the only day off players receive. As a result, the Colts utilize every Tuesday to engage their players in various charitable events and programs throughout Central Indiana. From schools and hospital visits to blood drives and holiday outreach, Colts players participate in a wide variety of "Community Tuesday" activities throughout the season. Colts Community Tuesdays are supported in part by WTHR Channel 13.
Meijer is a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer that operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. As a pioneer of the "one-stop shopping" concept, Meijer stores have evolved through the years to include expanded fresh produce and meat departments, as well as pharmacies, comprehensive apparel departments, garden centers and electronic offerings.
About Sheltering Wings
Sheltering Wings provides 24-hour safe, emergency housing for women and children who are fleeing from danger. They offer victims of domestic abuse a safe, supportive and Christ-centered environment that allows for recovery from the effects of abuse, and the development of resources to avoid future abuse. Their facility can house up to 68 women and children. Assistance is provided to any victim from any background. For more information, visit www.shelteringwings.org.