On Sunday, Nov. 12, the Colts will team up with Verizon Wireless to host a cell phone collection prior to the Colts vs. Steelers game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., volunteers from Verizon Wireless and Coburn Place will collect cash as well as used cell phones and accessories in any condition to benefit Coburn Place Safe Haven. Donations will be collected at the Colts Community Collection Stations, presented by Toyota, located outside each Lucas Oil Stadium Gate.
"So many of us have no longer used phones, chargers, and accessories taking up space in our homes," said John Granby, Great Lakes Market President for Verizon. "Here's an easy way to free up valuable space, spare the environment and help a great organization at the same time!"
"Without programs like Verizon, survivors of domestic violence would not be able to access much needed life changing resources," said Julia Kathary, President and Executive Director of Coburn Place. Since opening in 1996, Coburn Place has provided 564,907 days and nights to 708 adults and 1,148 children at Coburn Place. Additional information is available at www.coburnplace.org.
Fans are also encouraged to show support for the Colts Gameday Collection Program and Domestic Violence Awareness by utilizing social media. Fans may tag @Verizon and @ColtsCommunity on Twitter and Instagram or '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 the Angel Tree Toy Collection and SACKing Hunger. A complete list of future collections is available at www.colts.com/collections.
About Coburn Place Safe Haven
The vision of Coburn Place Safe Haven is of a world where every adult and child may live free from intimate partner violence, housed stably and safely, with adequate financial resources. It aims to make that vision reality through its mission of empowering victims of intimate partner violence to live as survivors. Coburn Place is Indianapolis' largest and most comprehensive provider of transitional housing to victims of domestic violence in the state of Indiana and is a nationally-recognized model program in breaking the cycles of domestic violence, poverty and homelessness. The organization has provided life-changing support to more than 1,900 adults and children since 1996.