11-year-old Rochester girl raises money for the Ronald McDonald House | KAALTV.com

11-year-old Rochester girl raises money for the Ronald McDonald House

Devin Martin
Created: January 10, 2021 07:08 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- While the holidays are over, the Rochester community is still reeling in from a donation one girl made.

She’s only 11 but she has raised $600 for the Ronald McDonald House in downtown Rochester.

Her name is Joslyn Gurtner. The donation drive started a week before Christmas. She even made fliers to hand out.

Joslyn says she wanted to give back to the Ronald McDonald House because the pandemic has made it hard for families to be together, “It was just important to me because I wanted to make the kids smile. It makes me happy, really happy,” Gurtner said.

Joslyn says she plans to do another fundraiser this year.

The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester says they're thankful for Joslyn’s help and making this holiday special for guests at the house.

“The Ronald McDonald House of Rochester has been able to provide a home away from home to children and families throughout the pandemic because of generous and inspiring people like Joslyn. And there is nothing more beautiful than kids helping kids. Thank you, Joslyn, for making the holiday season special for so many guests at the House,” Jacob Dreyer, communications director for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester said. 


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