Life, Love, and Dirty Diapers

Starting Giving Young: One 11 Year Old Girl

on August 27, 2011

Giving is something that I believe strongly in. And for Olivia Bouler, that sense of giving started early. At 11 years old, after hearing about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (remember that?), she wanted to do something. She took the initiative to write to the National Audubon Society asking if she could sell her bird paintings to help. They took her up on this and sent off her work to all the people who supported their clean up efforts. She drew pictures of a wide variety of birds, some native to the area where the oil spill happened and some other birds as well. At the time of the writing of the article that I found, she had already done 150 drawings and was set to do up to 500. These drawings helped to raise over $200,000. Olivia was named Hometown Hero and ASPCA’s 2010 Kid of the Year.

This cute duck is one of them!

 “I hope that the Gulf will be as beautiful as it was before the spill, and I hope that people will come together to make it that way.”

If you’d like to benefit the National Audubon Society, you can buy a book of Olivia’s drawings, Olivia’s Birds: Saving the Gulf.

Source: Talented 11-Year-Old Paints Birds, Raises Over $200,000 For Gulf Coast Relief Efforts : TreeHugger 

3 responses to “Starting Giving Young: One 11 Year Old Girl

  1. I enjoy you pointing this out because I’ve never seen like like that. For that purpose I may possibly mention a few of your points on my own blog; Hopefully you might be Okay with this. Do you suppose maybe inside the long term we will work collectively by some means involving our web pages? Make me aware what you believe.

    • Melissa says:

      I’m always open to working with others. I’m not sure how I would work with you though because it looks like your blog is about lighthouses – something I never blog about. But I’m open to hearing ideas. Let me know.

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