New Children’s Storybook about Good Deeds Raises Funds to Help Families Pay for Child Medical Costs

  • “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day” is available at UHCCF.org/shop
  • Proceeds from the book will fund grants that help families pay
    for children’s medical expenses
  • Book donations are taking place at elementary schools and
    children’s hospitals across the country in time for National Random
    Acts of Kindness Day

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is combining messages
of kindness and generosity with creative storytelling in its latest
children’s book chronicling the adventures of Oliver the lovable bear
and Hope the spirited butterfly.


“Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day,” for children ages 3-8, is a
fun, inspiring read for both children and adults. In the duo’s latest
adventure, Oliver and Hope meet their friends to clean up the damage
left by a big storm. But as soon as they begin, a mystery appears that
eventually reveals true acts of kindness.

The fourth book in the Oliver & Hope™ series, “Oliver & Hope’s
Good Deeds Day”
is being released in time for National Random Acts
of Kindness Day (Feb. 17) and will be featured at the North American
International Toy Fair Feb. 18-21 in New York City.

In recognition of National Random Acts of Kindness Day, UHCCF is making
book donations at children’s hospitals, elementary schools and
community-based organizations in cities across the country, including
New York City, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and several cities throughout
California.

All four books of the Mom’s Choice and Dr. Toy award-winning Oliver &
Hope series are available at Amazon through UHCCF.org/shop
for $16.95 each (hardcover) and $5.99 (paperback).

These beautifully illustrated and cleverly written stories are inspired
by the real-life journeys of the thousands of children whom the books’
proceeds support. Every purchase of “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day”
and the other books and toys from the collection – will fund
grants offered by UHCCF to help children gain access to medical-related
services.

“We’ve met and heard from families across the country who have enjoyed
the Oliver & Hope books’ messages about the importance of friendship,
compassion and resiliency. Families appreciate that the books’ proceeds
are used to fund child medical grants that help thousands of children
receive medical care,” said UHCCF President Matt Peterson.

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35
million to children and their families across the United States.
Families can receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime
maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through
UnitedHealthcare to be eligible.

More information about the Oliver & Hope books, including free audio
recordings of the books as well as fun activities and downloads, can be
found at Oliver & Hope’s Clubhouse at UHCCF.org/oliverandhope.

About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable
organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access
to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their
parents’ commercial health insurance plan. Families can receive up to
$5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do
not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be
eligible. UHCCF was founded in 1999. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more
than 13,000 grants valued at over $35 million to children and their
families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by
contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group
(NYSE: UNH) employees. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more,
please visit UHCCF.org.

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Contacts

UnitedHealthcare
Will Holman, 952-979-5862
william_s_holman@uhc.com