Monday, July 19, 2010

Fostering Literacy in Indianapolis

As part of our ongoing initiative to provide children in need with books and literacy resources, we recently paid an impromptu visit to the Branches of Life Treatment Foster Care Agency in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our Outreach Director, Anna Leis, presented their staff with Culturatti Kids’ Future Writer’s Toolkits to give as gifts to the children entering their program. The toolkits contained a copy of the children’s book, Hoppa’s Big Move, a personal journal, a collection of pens, pencils, markers and erasers, a ‘Writers Rock’ T-Shirt and a plaque with an encouraging poem about the benefits of writing.

"One reason I am so excited to receive these Writer's Toolkits is because so many of our kids have never been given the gift of reading,” said Cindy Johns, a Licensing Specialist at Branches of Life.

“What a gift it is, to be able to read and write. It allows you to go anywhere! Explore the world!”

Johns says the toolkits will be a great addition to their upcoming back to school supply drive.

“It is our responsibility, as a global village, to provide children with the tools they need to enrich their lives and those around them; even if their mom or dad was unable to. I'm so appreciative!" Cindy said.

Culturatti Kids will deliver more Future Writer’s Toolkits to Branches of Life and other foster care agencies throughout the year. Programs like these are possible because of the generous support of our sponsors like Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple, Pelican Advisory Group, Inc. and Transamerica.

To find out how your children’s organization can receive toolkits or for information on sponsoring Culturatti Kids, email us at

For more information on the services offered at Branches of Life Treatment Foster Care Agency, contact them at 317-926-0116.