A young artist has raised thousands of dollars for birds affected by the Gulf oil spill
When Olivia Bouler heard that many birds were caught in the Gulf oil spill, she knew she wanted to help. She wrote a letter to the National Audubon Society, a group that protects birds and other wildlife, and offered to create and sell paintings of birds to raise money for the group. She signed the letter, "Olivia, 11 years old and willing to help."
The Audubon Society accepted Olivia's offer, and the young artist started painting. She has created more than 500 bird paintings, and raised more than $180,000 for Gulf cleanup. Take a look at some of her artwork, below.