(WTNH) – One 17-year-old girl from Wallingford has been working to make a difference in education by collecting books for Read to Grow. 

For the past 10 years, Chelsea Fitzgerald has collected more than 25,000 books to put in the hands of children here in Connecticut. As she prepares to go to college in the Fall of 2023, this is her last year doing this book drive.

News 8 sat down with Chelsea, for the second time, to hear more about how she got involved, and the upcoming book drive this weekend.

If you wish to help Chelsea reach her goal and find out about upcoming events, visit her Facebook page here.

To learn more about the mission of Read to Grow, click here.

Watch the video above for the full interview.