INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, December 14, the Indianapolis Colts teamed up with WISH-TV and the Salvation Army to host the "WISH Tree Toy Drive" prior to the Colts vs. Texans game. WISH-TV personalities, Salvation Army volunteers and Colts Junior Cheerleaders collected new, unwrapped toys from Colts fans for the Salvation Army. Donations were collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
In addition to the outdoor toy collection, the Salvation Army collected Red Kettle monetary donations inside the stadium. All donations will benefit the Salvation Army. WISH-TV and the Salvation Army have partnered together to collect toys to distribute to families in need during the holidays for the last 17 years. The Salvation Army is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
This year's WISH Tree Toy Drive collected a total of 2,371 toys and raised a total of $5,721. A COLTSTRONG thank you goes out to all those who gave at this year's WISH Tree Toy Drive Collection.
The WISH Tree Toy Drive Collection will conclude the Colts Gameday Collections program for the 2014 regular season. For more information about the Colts Gameday Collections program, visit www.colts.com/collections.
About The Salvation Army
*The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. The Salvation Army is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.