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Stewartville boy raises money for cancer research


STEWARTVILLE, Minn. (KTTC) --  A young Stewartville boy is giving back this holiday season.  He's hand making Christmas ornaments and selling them at his school to support a good cause.

It's been said around this time of year that its always better to give than to receive.  That's exactly what a local 8 year old boy is doing.

"We're helping society, and I think that's it good that we're doing that," said Burkley Ravenhorst

This Christmas tree is on display at the Bonner Elementary school for anyone to pass and purchase one of these hand crafted ornaments made by Burkley and his family. This is the second year that the Ravenhorst family has done this.

"He wanted a video game. Maybe you can work towards it and buy one on your own, so he actually started selling random things around the house like paperclips and thumbtacks to his sister and she was paying for it out of her piggy bank and we said well we understand you trying to be a capitalist, but this isn't the way to go with your sister and we said maybe you can make something to sell it, but you can benefit an organization," said Burley's Father, Ryan Ravenhorst

Burkley chose the American Cancer Society because he heard of a student at school that had Leukemia and wanted to help.

There's no doubt sales at the school her are doing very well, but our young is turning to another thing for help, social media.

"It said that you have two notifications."

Add notifications on their Facebook page mean more ornaments.

"So I'm just going to say, I will send you a private message with our address of where she can send a check," said Burley's Mother Gwen Ravenhorst.

And then the ornaments will be shipped out once completed.

"Not being selfish, and that people need help and that your time it's worth it to give a little bit back," said Ryan Ravenhorst.

"It's fun, really fun," said Burkley.

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