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11-Year-Old Raises $100,000 for Gulf Cleanup Efforts

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SFGateTomorrow, I'm going to post on what you can do to help cleanup after BP. But today, Olivia Bouler is a reminder that you can find your own powerful way to help if you follow your passions.


Bouler is an 11-year-old who loves birds. She's also pretty handy with the colored pencils.

Upset by the oil spill, she wrote to the Audubon Society and offered to draw a picture for everybody who made a donation to the Society's relief efforts. AOL got wind of her efforts and made a $25,000 donation in her name and offered to host her portfolio.

Olivia has gotten so much interest -- including more than $100,000 in donations and over 20,000 fans on a Facebook page -- that she's had to limit her drawings to 500, all of which have been subscribed. After that, she'll send out limited edition prints to those who make donations.

Full story: SFGate

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