INDIANAPOLIS – On Sunday, September 24th, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with USO of Indiana to host the 2017 "USO Baby Diapers and Wipes Collection," prior to the Colts vs. Browns game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., USO volunteers will collect new baby diapers, wipes, or monetary donations from Colts fans for Military families of Indiana. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium gate.
Charles Ridings, Executive Director of USO of Indiana: "The NFL continues to be one of them most enduring and invaluable partners of the USO worldwide. Locally, the USO of Indiana is excited to partner with the Indianapolis Colts for the game day collection on Sep 24th. The collection of diapers and baby wipes will provide much needed relief to our young military families. These items are necessities and will help our young military families immensely. Under the best of circumstances raising young children as a young couple is difficult and this will help them stretch their dollars a little further. We can't thank the Colts and their fans enough in using the USO of Indiana as the bridge to show love and support to our military families."
Fans are also encouraged to show support for the Colts Gameday Collection Program by utilizing social media. Fans may tag @ColtsCommunity on Twitter and Instagram and 'Colts in the Community' on Facebook.
The Colts Gameday Collections program will continue to run throughout the 2017 season with a different charitable collection held prior to each home game. Upcoming collections include SACKing hunger, collecting canned goods and perishable items, and the Angel Tree Toy Collection. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
*About the USO of Indiana
The USO of Indiana is a chartered affiliate of USO, Inc. with the mission of strengthening America's military by keeping them connected to family, home and country during their service to the nation. The USO of Indiana has been providing services for military members since 1941 and operates 5 centers in the state: Indianapolis Airport, Camp Atterbury, Indianapolis MEPS, Ft Wayne, and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center. In addition to the centers, the USO of Indiana provides a broad spectrum of warrior and family care programs to our state's military members and their families.
Our volunteers serve nearly 100,000 troops annually providing more than 30,000 hours of volunteer service for our nation's finest. The USO of Indiana is a small not-for-profit organization, supported entirely by donations from the citizens and corporations of Indiana. Ninety cents of every dollar goes directly to troop support and there is never a charge for military members and their families to use the services.*