INDIANAPOLIS- The 2014 collection will take place prior to the Colts vs. Eagles game on Monday, September 15. Volunteers will collect school supplies at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate. Fans are encouraged to drop off their donation from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monetary donations will also be accepted.
All school items will be donated to Indy BackPack Attack. Items collected will benefit local Indianapolis public schools by providing children with the tools they need to succeed in school.
It's reported that 80% percent of the families in the Indianapolis Public Schools district (IPS) need help with basic school supplies. With the help of local organizations and businesses, Indy BackPack Attack has collected more than 3.5 million school supplies since 1999.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2014 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include the Books for Youth Drive, Coats for Kids and the Hopeline Cellphone Collection. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
About Indy BackPack Attack
Since 1999, Indy BackPack Attack has formed a strategic community collaboration with Central Indiana organizations and businesses and has made it their mission to collect school supplies to provide children the tools they need to succeed in school. Indy BackPack Attack has partnered with the United Way of Central Indiana on school supply drives in the surrounding counties. For more information, please visit Indy BackPack Attack online at www.indybackpackattack.org.