COLTS TO HOST HOPELINE FROM VERIZON PHONE COLLECTION
Colts Fans Encouraged to Donate Wireless Phones at December 1 Game
INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, December 1, the Colts will team up with HopeLine® from Verizon to host a wireless phone collection prior to the Colts vs. Titans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers will collect no longer used wireless phones in any condition to benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium Gate.
Fans who donate on Sunday will receive a limited-edition Colts button while supplies last. Wireless phones collected will help support Coburn Place through the HopeLine program from Verizon, which provides support to victims of domestic violence and their children. Through the partnership Verizon and the Colts will also donate $10,000 to Coburn Place in Indianapolis.
Wireless phones in any condition from any service provider will be accepted and refurbished and sold for reuse, generating proceeds for the program. Refurbished phones, complete with 3,000 minutes of wireless service and text-messaging service, are provided to local domestic violence agencies or local government and law enforcement agencies for use with their domestic violence clients. If donated phones are unsalvageable, they will be recycled in an environmentally sound way under a zero landfill policy.
Since 1996, Coburn Place has provided a safe transitional home to 964 children, with their mothers, who were made homeless because of domestic violence. Join the Colts on December 1 and donate your no longer used wireless phones to HopeLine from Verizon in honor of these 964 children to help change the course of the next 964 children that Coburn Place will serve as the community works together to end domestic violence in Indianapolis.
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 the WISH Tree Toy Drive benefiting The Salvation Army, and the Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health Collection. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
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.
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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.*