Lexie's Drive

Join My 2017 Drive!

My name is Lexie Ziolkowski. I am a sophomore at Purdue University. Ten years ago (while up way past my bedtime) I decided to start collecting books for kids who weren’t as fortunate to have books of their own to read. I dragged a blanket full of my own books into my parent’s bedroom at 11:00 at night, and my first book drive began. It has since expanded into helping those in need in any way I can. I had no idea what my blanket full of books would lead to. Since that night, with the generous support of my community, I have collected and delivered 20,000 books, more than 550 prom dresses, and over $12,000 in gift cards for kids in need.   

All too often people want to help others but aren’t sure where to start. My goal is to help give people the opportunity to help those who need it. It is never too early or too late to give back. If you would like to participate in any of my drives, please contact me at

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