Michigan girl who raised money for classmates' milk surprised with snowmobile

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 14, 2017

The 5-year-old Michigan girl who raised milk money for her classmates earlier this year received quite a special surprise.

Sunshine Oelfke's story took off in October after she emptied her piggy bank to buy milk for one of her classmates who couldn't afford it. 


The act led to a GoFundme that raised more than $13,000 for Sunshine's Milk Mission. 

Oelfke was originally saving money in her piggy bank to buy a snowmobile. So, at a recent school assembly at Birchview Elementary in Ishpeming, the young girl was surprised with a snowmobile for her act of kindness.

Textron Specialized Vehicles presented Oelfke with an Arctic Cat ZR 120. 

"Sunshine is a snowmobile fanatic. We rode over 800 miles together just last year, and she never touched her Arctic Cat piggy bank prior to this mission because she had her heart set on that snowmobile," said Jackie Oelfke, Sunshine's grandmother, in a statement. "That's why I was so taken aback when I saw her emptying her coins into baggies and taking them to school. To see this little girl have such a big heart at her age is amazingly heartwarming, and I am just so glad that people want to spread her message of kindness."