Raising Voices: Meet Drew Squire of KAH
Previously we introduced the fantastic work at Kids Are Heroes. Over the course of this year, we will be periodically introducing you to the Heroes who make up this fantastic organization. Children are our future and they are doing great things already.
This week we introduce Drew Squire from Leawood, Kansas.
Drew Squire heard a story about kids in orphanages in foreign countries that did not have toothbrushes of their own. He heard that there was not enough money to provide each kid with their own blanket and toothbrush so kids had to share toothbrushes so that each could have their own blanket. Drew decided to start a toothbrush drive to be able to provide these kids with their own toothbrushes.
After only 10 days, Drew has collected over 1500 toothbrushes. He sent the donations to Global Dental Relief, an organization that brings free dental care to children throughout the world. Volunteer dentists, hygienists, assistants and non-dental volunteers deliver treatment and preventive care in dental clinics that serve children in schools, orphanages, and remote villages.
At 6.5 years old Drew has already helped make a difference in the lives of underprivileged kids. He is absolutely passionate about this drive and through social media, has reached out to an extensive array of family and friends. We wish to nominate him as a hero and take his drive to the next level.
We love hearing all the wonderful things kids are doing and showcasing their voices, we are currently accepting submissions of poetry, short stories, essays and other original works from children up to 21 years old.
Until next time, scribe happy and raise voices!