pelican-drawing-olivia-bouler-gulf-oilShortly after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Olivia Bouler asked the National Audubon Society how her skill as an artist and her love of birds could be put to use. The fifth grader from Islip, N.Y., created a web page offering her vibrantly colored and lively paintings of pelicans, warblers, and other North American birds, in exchange for donations.

In the years since, donors have contributed $200,000 to restore the Gulf Coast.

(READ the Making a Difference story in the CS Monitor)

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