Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell and Kinney Drugs delivered children’s books to the Community Action Planning Council. The books were collected through Addie’s Books for Children, an initiative that began four years ago when Assemblywoman Russell set out to promote literacy and to ensure that every child is provided with the opportunity to enjoy the gift of reading.
Books were collected at special drop boxes located at Kinney Drug stores throughout Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties and in Assemblywoman Russell’s Canton and Watertown offices. Books collected in St. Lawrence County were made available to the St. Lawrence County Community Development Program and those collected in Jefferson County were made available to the Community Action Planning Council.
The Community Action Planning Council wishes to thank Addie for her continued efforts in encouraging local support of literacy. Thanks to Addie’s Books for Children, the Community Action Planning Council is able to distribute 1,742 books to children of low-income families this year.
Pictured (from left): Assemblywoman Addie J. Russell, Kinney Drug store managers Jason Case and Wendy Rambone, and CAPC Executive Director Melinda Gault.