Not all heroes wear capes. We don’t know if six-year-old Owen Colley from Hingham, Massachusetts (USA) wears the cape, but we can say for sure that he is a true hero.
Upon learning of the fires, the boy was very upset and asked if any animals had been harmed there.
When his mother replied that they were hurt, he left the room in silence, then drew a kangaroo, a koala and a dingo dog in the rain. Saving them was his little dream.
Mom notes that this was the first time her little one wanted to fulfill not his own, but someone else’s desire.
And then they realized how they could help. Caitlin came up with a sketch of a koala, and Owen took on the clay modeling.
It takes 3-4 minutes to make a cute little animal, and another 17 it is baked. They planned to give away such keepsakes to those who donated 50 Australian dollars.
Funds raised through this action will go to Wildlife Rescue South Coast Incorporated, a volunteer organization that rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured, sick or orphaned local animals.
All of its employees are volunteers. They, together with their mother, decided to give koalas for donations
The first goal was to raise AU$1,000, then AU$5,000, but in the end, AU$257,431 has been raised so far.
There were so many people who wanted in on the action that my mom had to buy all the clay 20 miles from where they lived.
This is how a little boy did a great job!