The Indianapolis Colts partnered with Teachers' Treasures to host a School Supply Drive before The August 27th game against the Eagles.Donations provided area teachers with materials to help at-risk children succeed in school. The 2016 Teachers' Treasures School Supply Drive took place prior to the Colts vs. Eagles matchup on August 27th. Volunteers collected monetary donations and school supplies at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each of the Lucas Oil Stadium gates.
30 volunteers from Teachers' Treasures encouraged football fans to donate school supplies, cash, and pocket change into the collection buckets. The drive was well received by fans, as the organization was able to raise over $800 on top of hundreds of everyday classroom items in just two hours leading to kickoff. All school items and financial contributions were donated to Teachers' Treasures, an organization that offers resources for more than 2,700 Indianapolis area school teachers who provide their students with school supplies.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2016 season with a different charitable collection at each home game. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
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.