Some 30 northern Indiana foster children received Colts backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books during the Books for Youth kick off event at Josam on Tuesday, June 24.
Now in its eighth year, Books for Youth the Books for Youth team has collected more than 800,000 books for this program and has distributed more than 7,500 backpacks to foster children in Indiana. The 2014 Books for Youth program spokesman is Colts Kicker #1 Pat McAfee. This statewide program is coordinated by the Indianapolis Colts and DCS. Cargo Services Inc., a freight forwarding company, is the program title sponsor.
The public is invited to support the program during the 2014 season through the Buy A Bag and Donate One program. For each backpack purchased one is donated to the program and distributed to an Indiana foster child. Visit the Books for Youth website for details and to make purchases. See a story in LaPorte County Life about the event NOW.