Books for Youth Holiday Book Drive Goal 5,000 new books by Dec. 20

Cargo Services Inc. invites Hoosiers to join the Books for Youth holiday book drive at Barnes & Noble at Keystone at the Crossing. Books Cargo Services Indiana for Youth is an Indiana program operated by the Department of Child Services.

Next time you’re at Barnes & Noble at Keystone at the Crossing check out the display highlighting the program. Then purchase books to donate to the program. The goal is to collect enough books to fill 200 backpacks—that’s 5,000 books.

Cargo Services, an Indiana freight forwarder, has sponsored the program since 2007. Books for Youth provides 25 age-appropriate books to Hoosier foster children who often have little to call their own. At any given time there are approximately 10,000 children in the Indiana foster system. Our goal is to provide each Hoosier foster child a backpack filled with books.