Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Book Drive Triples Its Goal.

A holiday book drive aimed at providing a new book to every student at Dolores Gonzales Elementary has garnered more than three times its goal, an organizer said.

"We wanted 487, and we got 1,500," said Evangeline Trujillo, executive director of New Mexico MESA, which sponsored the drive. The drive was capped by a donation of 600 books from Desert Rose Publishing of Edgewood, she said.

The extra books went to Washington Middle School and others that participate in the MESA program, she said. …

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