Colts Fans Encouraged to Donate Toys and Clothing before Texans Game
On Sunday, December 11, the Indianapolis Colts will team up with CBS4 and The Salvation Army to host the 2016 “Angel Tree Holiday Drive,” prior to the Colts vs. Texans game. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., CBS4 personalities, Salvation Army volunteers, and Colts Junior Cheerleaders will collect new, unwrapped toys, new, unwrapped clothing items or monetary donations 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.
All donations will benefit The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which brings joy and happiness to those less fortunate during the holiday season by providing clothing, special-needs gifts, and other wished-for items such as toys. The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been running for 37 years to ensure that these children have a wonderful holiday season with their families. The Salvation Army Indiana Division has been providing assistance to the Indianapolis community for generations.
Age appropriate gifts for children infant to age 12 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. The Salvation Army is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides food assistance to nearly 800 families and Christmas gifts to more than 2,100 children every holiday season.
Fans are also encouraged to show support for the Colts Gameday Collection Program and the Angel Tree Program by utilizing social media. Fans may tag @SAIndiana on Twitter, @ColtsCommunity on Twitter and Instagram and ‘Colts in the Community’ on Facebook. The Angel Tree Toy Collections will conclude the Colts Gameday Collection Program for the season. For articles, photo galleries and the complete listing of the 2016 Gameday Collections please visit www.colts.com/collections.
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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.