During the turmoil of the past year, nature has provided comfort and inspiration to people of all ages. Most recently, young people have become passionate about protecting Maine’s wildlife and habitat and have discovered very creative ways to get involved.
One young lady sent this email to Maine Audubon in October:
“Hi! My mom says it’s important to tell you that I’m 10 and my name is Eleanor. Back to business. I was making an online shirt business and because I’m so into birds, I want to give the profit to Maine Audubon. Here’s a picture of the bird design I made.”
How could Maine Audubon resist Eleanor and Chirp the Bird? Eleanor had created masks, T-shirts, and mugs with animals she designed. Her timing was perfect for holiday shoppers and nature lovers. She continued to add items and the sales started to climb.
The first donation to Maine Audubon was almost $700!
Eleanor is delighted and says, “Birds have always given me joy, but in the pandemic, they were especially helpful to me. When quarantine started, not many things were joyful, but the birds were always there. That’s why I wanted to donate the profits of my shirts, masks, and mugs to Maine Audubon. It’s so amazing to me that my friends, family and more have helped to raise over $690 for the Maine Audubon!”
Check out all of Eleanor’s merchandise at www.bonfire.com/store/oinkaroo/
You can make a difference for a young Maine entrepreneur and Maine Audubon by shopping on her website for you or another nature lover in your life.
Thank you, Eleanor. We appreciate your artistic talent, your business savvy, and your generosity!