Girl Organizes Book Drive for Children's Home Society

By: Jillian Risberg Email
By: Jillian Risberg Email

Junior Miss Parkersburg delivers books from a book drive she organizes, and all of Greenmont Elementary School helps pitch in.

Lakyn Campbell says she thought up the drive because she has so many books she doesn't know what to do with them.

Over the past week the 9-year-old, along with her friends, teachers and the principal collected more than 1,000 books she donated to the Children's Home Society Arthur Gustke Youth Shelter.

"It's going to help the kids here so they can have a better education with reading," says Campbell. "It's very important because ever since I was five or three, I've always loved foster homes ever since I watched the movie 'Annie' and I just thought books are great for kids."

Lakyn says she really likes to give back to her community.

It's just who she is and knowing how blessed she is in her own life, this just makes sense.


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