INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, December 14, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with WISH-TV and the Salvation Army to host the "WISH Tree Toy Drive" prior to the Colts vs. Texans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., WISH-TV personalities, Salvation Army volunteers and Colts Junior Cheerleaders will collect new, unwrapped toys from Colts fans for the Salvation Army. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
Age-appropriate gifts for children infant to age 14 are sought. Toy donations should be new and unwrapped. Possible gifts ideas include: stuffed animals, infant toys, board games, sports equipment, electronic games and more.
In addition to the outdoor toy collection, the Salvation Army will collect monetary donations inside the stadium at each gate from 11:00 a.m. until the end of halftime. 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.
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.