SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Young Serve America has recognized a local girl for her work in the community through her special project, Bear Share.
Bear Share was started by 11-year-old Julianna Gouthiere when she was only 6. The project donates brand new stuffed animals to children going through tough times.
Through Bear Share, over 16,000 stuffed animals have reached children in multiple states and internationally. Many of the receptions are from the community, The Louisiana Foster Parent Association, Providence House, Shreveport Fire Department, The Salvation Army, Louisiana State Police, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Department and many more.
“We know that young people are uniquely suited to help solve problems - if given the opportunity,” said Steven A. Culbertson, president of YSA. “Today’s social and environmental problems are immense; we need youth in this country to be leaders and problem solvers today, not just the leaders of a distant tomorrow.”
The Everyday Young Hero award recognizes youth who are active in serving in their communities, leading by example to encourage others to serve as well.
To find out more information, see all of the good they do or to donate through Bear Share, visit their Facebook.