More proof that you’re never too small to make a difference: Six-year-old Owen Colley from Hingham, Massachusetts, is making clay koalas to help animals affected by the Australian bushfires, and has already raised over $240,000 Australian dollars.
Owen’s mother Caitlin told CNN her son had been upset when he learnt of Australia’s bushfires, and particularly their impact upon the country’s wildlife. Owen’s father Simon grew up in Sydney, and he himself spent a few months there as a toddler, so he felt “a pull to Australia.”
The news of the crisis thus prompted the kindergarten student to draw a picture of Australia’s native animals in the rain. “It was really the first time Owen had made a wish for something other than LEGO or something other than himself,” Colley said. Read more…
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