Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bouler's birds

If you watched the CBS Evening News last night, you were introduced to a passionate and empathetic 11-year-old. Olivia Bouler is turning her talent for drawing to funding relief efforts for the birds of the Gulf, where she vacations every year. "It wasn't fair for them. They didn't do anything wrong," she says. The future ornithologist was devastated by the news of the oil spill and motivated to raise awareness and money. Olivia is sending one of her drawings to each of the donors to the National Audubon Society. The first 500 will be original drawings, after which she will send limited edition prints. Examples above are from her Facebook page, which now has more than 18,000 fans, and donations total more than $100,000. The funds will be used for animal rescue and to establish a new bird habitat in the Gulf. I made a donation last night. If you would like to contribute, too, donate here and then forward the receipt to Olivia at oliviasbirds@aol.com.

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