UnitedHealthcare’s New Orleans Office Helps Donate 10,000 Children’s Books To Celebrate Funding 10,000 Children’s Medical Grants

NEW ORLEANS – Students at Lafayette Academy Charter School recently received buckets of chuckles and loads of laughs courtesy of UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF).

         Local UnitedHealthcare volunteers read to them from “Little Book – Big Laughs” Riddle Book and “Little Book – Big Laughs” Knock-Knock Book. The joke books include more than 350 knock-knock jokes and 500 riddles submitted by kids – for kids. The books are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by all ages.

         UnitedHealthcare’s New Orleans office is one of 25 nationwide that is donating 10,000 children’s joke books to youth-based community organizations and children’s health centers across the country. Joke books were also distributed at Moton Charter School and at Alice Harte Charter School.

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         Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded 10,000 grants valued at over $29 million to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF created the award-winning Oliver & Hope book series and joke books to raise funds for the foundation. All three books of the Oliver & Hope series, and joke books, are available at uhccf.org/shop.

          “In celebration of the 10,000th children’s medical grant funded by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, we are grateful for the opportunity to bring extra smiles and laughter to our community partners through these joke books,” said Glen Golemi, CEO, UnitedHealthcare-Gulf States Region.

         This volunteer effort raises awareness of UHCCF and its mission to provide medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan.

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         Parents or legal guardians may apply for grants, and there is no application deadline. Grants are typically used to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.

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