20 Apr '11, 9pm

Eleven Year-Old's Drawings Raise $175,000 For Gulf Coast Birds: via @addthis

Eleven Year-Old's Drawings Raise $175,000 For Gulf Coast Birds: via @addthis

Lots of people felt desperate when they heard about the devastation of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico . Few of them were able to channel that feeling into motivation to act like Olivia Bouler. The 11 year-old spent a lot of time near the Gulf growing up, watching birds near her grandparents' home in Alabama, and was troubled by the photos of oil-soaked pelicans and other seabirds she saw in the media. "I just wanted to help out," Olivia Bouler told the Huffington Post. "So I came up with this idea." She immediately wrote a letter to the Audobon society offering her humble services: Dear Audubon Society: As you all are aware of, the oil spill in the Gulf is devistating (sic). My mom has already donated a lot of money to help, but I have an idea that may also help. I am a decent drawer, and I was wondering if I could sell some bird paintings and give the profits to y...

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