Sunday, Salvation Army staff and volunteers were joined by WTHR, Bob Gregory, Tuchman Cleaners, Two Men and a Truck, and the Colts Community for a huge Coats for Kids collection at Lucas Oil Stadium before the Colts game.
The air may have had a fall chill to it, but Colts and Packers fans alike brought coat and monetary donations with them as they entered the stadium. Two Men and a Truck were ready to empty the overflowing coat collection bins and keep a running tally. Later the crew took the coats to Tuchman cleaners to be cleaned for the October 20 distribution.
The coat collection brought in 1,388 coats and $5846.23. Last year, 1,700 coats and $2200 was collected.
The Salvation Army’s goal is to put a coat on more than 9,000 Hoosier children. To date, about 7,000 have been collected.