Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell (D - Theresa) has announced that more than 5,000 books were collected during the 5th Annual ABC Book Drive.
During the holiday season, books were donated at Kinney Drug stores across St. Lawrence and Jefferson counties. The books were brought to the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program and the Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County for distribution to needy families.
"Our goal was to break the 5,000 book threshold and through the generosity of the North Country, we did it," said Russell. "I am so pleased that 5,000 children received books this holiday season!"
Assemblywoman Russell praised Kinney Drugs and in particular each store manager for their role in being collection points throughout the two counties.
Addie's Books for Children has collected over 15,000 books in the last five years.