You can shop for loved ones’ holiday gifts online and also help fund medical grants for Texas children.
When you purchase inspirational children’s books, toys and kid-designed holiday cards from UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), 100 percent of the proceeds from those items will fund child medical grants for families who need financial assistance. It’s truly a gift that keeps giving.
Gifts available through smile.amazon.com (search for UHCCF), include:
- Award-winning Oliver & Hope children’s storybooks, along with plush characters
- Children’s joke books
- Digit’ y Do, a new numbers game that combines elements of strategy and probability with a high dose of fun
- Kid-designed holiday cards and 2017 wall calendars
- Grins to Go bags, a nylon drawstring backpack filled to the brim with a dozen toys, games and activities for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12.
In 2015 in Texas, UHCCF’s grants totaled more than $413,000, and in the last five years it has provided 690 grants valued at more than $2.1 million.
Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 12,000 grants valued at more than $34 million to children and their families across the country for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy.
Texas families interested in applying for a grant can visit www.uhccf.org to review criteria and submit an online application.