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Books For Youth

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Briefly:The Indianapolis Colts are committed to provide backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books to every foster child and underserved youth in the State of Indiana.

In 2006, the Indianapolis Colts announced a partnership with the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS) for the "Books for Youth" program, presented by Cargo Services. Through this program, the Colts and the DCS worked to provide every foster child in Indiana with their own personal library of 25 books. 

On any given day in Marion County alone, more than 1,200 children are in the foster care system and too often they leave their belongings behind when they move. The Colts and DCS wanted to change that by helping place 25 age-appropriate books per child into the hands of foster youth and young adults.

Today, the Indianapolis Colts partner with Children's Bureau, Inc. to serve foster and underserved youth through the Books for Youth program. 

To date we have collected more than 895,000 books for "Books for Youth!" Below are some ways you can help us continue our mission of providing all youth in Indiana with their own backpack filled with 25 books.

Cargo Services Books For Youth

The Indianapolis Colts are committed to provide backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books to every foster child and underserved youth in the State of Indiana.

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PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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Cargo Services is a freight forwarding company established in Indianapolis by John Rowe and Steve Fugate in 1992. The trusted and tenured team moves imports and exports by land, sea and air for clients throughout the Midwest. The team has a 3-C culture: Customer Focused, Creative Solutions and Community Driven. Cargo Services has sponsored Books for youth in partnership with the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Department of Child Services for over 10 years.

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Children's Bureau's mission is to preserve families and protect the future of Indiana's children. Guided by the belief that every child should have a healthy family, Children's Bureau has been practicing compassion and understanding, free from judgement, for more than 170 years.

Books For Youth Backpack Donation Program

For every backpack purchased from the Colts Pro Shop, $5 will be donated to the Colts Books for Youth program to provide a backpack filled with 25 books to an Indiana foster child.

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