Colts to host School Supply Drive

Colts, Teachers' Treasures encourage fans to donate school supplies at September 8th game

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INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, September 8, the Colts will team up with Teachers' Treasures to host a School Supply Drive prior to the Colts vs. Raiders game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers will collect school supplies from Colts fans to benefit Teachers' Treasures. Monetary donations also will be accepted. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.

All school items will be donated to Teachers' Treasures. Items collected will benefit more than 2,000 Indianapolis area school teachers with resources to provide their students with school supplies.

Teachers' Treasures is a nonprofit charitable organization established in 2000. Teachers' Treasures offers teachers supplies such as paper, pencils, erasers, crayons, various art supplies, books, and some classroom furniture. In the last 13 years, Teachers' Treasures has distributed over $30 million worth of free school supplies to Marion County schools.

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 Books for Youth Drive, WTHR's Coats for Kids and Meijer's Sacking Hunger Food Drive. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.

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About Teachers' Treasures

Teachers' Treasures is a 501(c)(3) that operates a retail-like store serving more than 200 K-12 schools (public, charter, private and  parochial) in the greater Indianapolis area with a high percentage of the student population from a family in need.  For a minimal annual fee, teachers from eligible schools are able to "shop" free of charge once a month selecting from hundreds of items a classroom teacher and students can use.  Everything in the store is donated or purchased with contributions designated for that purpose.  *For more information about Teachers' Treasures, visit www.teacherstreasures.org. *

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