Books for Youth, serving Hoosier foster youth

Community Driven
Cargo Services has been the title sponsor for
Books for Youth since 2006

This statewide Indiana program provides 25 age-appropriate books in backpacks to Hoosier foster youth, who have little to call their own. Books for Youth is a partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services and the NFL Indianapolis Colts.

Cargo Services Books for Youth

Colts General Manager Chris Ballard and his entire family join the Books for Youth team to support Hoosier foster youth. An adoptive family, the Ballards are passionate about their support for foster youth.

“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 co-owner and CFO Steve Fugate (pictured right).

Project Open House

In conjunction with Books for Youth, the Cargo Services team sponsors Project Open House, an annual event hosted by the Indiana Department of Child Services and NFL Indianapolis Colts. This year was the sixth year and the celebration was hosted by Cargo Services co-owner and CFO Steve Fugate–Zoom style.

This year, 22 Hoosier seniors graduating from high school received pizza and cake delivered to their homes along with gifts and a small scholarship to support their future plans. And best of all they heard from Indiana’s Governor, Colts General Manager Chris Ballard Colts, Colts Quarterbacks and the Indiana DCS director, all who provided words of wisdom and well wishes.

Watch the highlight video. And congratulations to each of this year’s high school graduates!

 

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