Raising Voices: Meet Drew Squire of KAH

Raising Voices: Meet Drew Squire of KAH
February 8, 2016 No Comments » For Authors, Writing Advice Amanda Hester

Kids Are HeroesPreviously 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.

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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!


Amanda Hester Amanda Hester is the founder and CEO of Our Write Side. As an author, she enjoys writing in all genres and forms, even grocery lists. She is an artist and Wiccan who has an obsessive love of vampires, kilts, and blue butterflies. She is passionate about many topics and her posts are often laced with the snarky sense of humor one acquires from raising five teenagers, all at once. In her downtime, she can be found with her loving husband, Shawn, exploring the wilderness. She maintains her shreds of sanity with yoga, tea, and cats.

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