Community Driven: Cargo Services sponsors 9th Books for Youth season
Colts Center Ryan Kelly joins Cargo Services and the Books for Youth team for the second season. This statewide Indiana program provides 25 age-appropriate books to Hoosier foster youth, who have little to call their own. Thank you to all of our customers who have hosted Books for Youth events through the years. We hope you’ve enjoyed the experience as much as the Cargo Services team has. We say our ROI is the smiles on the faces of the children who receive the backpacks.
Books for Youth day at the Colts game, thank you
Books for Youth is operated in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Child Services and the Indianapolis Colts. Books for Youth Day was Sunday, Sept. 17. Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped collect nearly 600 books at Lucas Oil Stadium Gate entrances before the Colts game. Nearly $1,400 in cash also was donated. Cargo Services co-owners Steve Fugate and John Rowe (pictured right) joined DCS representatives to present backpacks filled with books to Hoosier foster youth.
At any given time there are 28,000 children in the Indiana foster system. “Many of these kids have little to call their own. Study after study proves reading is a key to lifelong success. If we can give these kids something of their own that also provides an educational opportunity, we’re providing an experience to help move foster children toward a successful adulthood. We’re inviting Colts fans to join us, and make a donation to support of Hoosier foster children,” says Cargo Services CFO Steve Fugate.
Support the program during the 2017 season through the Buy One Give One program. For each blue backpack purchased one is donated to the program and distributed to an Indiana foster child. Visit the Colts website for details and to make purchases. Books can be donated at any Marion County Public Library.