• Holiday Gifts That Give Back.

    October 30, 2015

    UHCCF is dedicated to helping children, but we’re also here to help parents with gift shopping during the hectic holiday season. So, to everyone wondering what gifts to get the kids, we invite you to browse the full selection at and Amazon.
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  • To Tom Barbera, a True Original – with Thanks

    October 30, 2015

    On the inside of the “Little Book – Big Laughs” Knock-Knock book, there’s a tribute to UHCCF’s very own Tom Barbera. It reads: “This book has been affectionately dedicated to Tom Barbera. As UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation’s founder and long-time National Board member, Tom’s leadership, enthusiasm and sense of humor has been critical to the Foundation’s success. Thank you, Tom. Keep smiling!”
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  • UnitedHealth Group Employees Rally to Celebrate UHCCF’s 10,000th Grant Award Milestone

    October 09, 2015

    Kicking off the year-long 10,000 Smiles Campaign, UnitedHealth Group employees rallied to celebrate the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF’s) 10,000th Grant Award Milestone.
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  • Two new “Little Book - Big Laughs” books

    September 30, 2015

    Q: What has a spine, but no bones, and will make you laugh? Find out now!
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  • 10,000 Grants and We’re Just Getting Started

    September 25, 2015

    For five-year-old twin brothers Cole and Jake, life has never sounded better. Both children experienced substantial hearing loss at the age of one and have worn hearing aids ever since.
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  • Charlotte and Hugo Join the Oliver & Hope Plush Toy Family

    September 24, 2015

    UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation has added two more characters to the Oliver & Hope™ series of super-soft stuffed toys. Meet Charlotte™ the fox and Hugo™ the dragon.
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  • 2015 Century Ride

    August 20, 2015

    Bicyclists from UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare, Optum, Sponsors, other business partners and UHCCF supporters rode the 100-mile trek to raise money for UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
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  • Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday

    February 14, 2015

    UHCCF is excited to introduce the third book in the award-winning Oliver & Hope™ series, “Oliver & Hope’s Superhero Saturday”.
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  • Fun New Superhero Oliver Bear

    February 14, 2015

    Oliver™ bear has sprung from the pages of the award-winning Oliver & Hope™ book series in a big way. This new plush bear measures a full 48 inches, making him the most squeezable and huggable plush toy in the whole Oliver & Hope™ collection.
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  • Mazda Drive For Good

    December 19, 2014

    The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation and Mazda have teamed up again this December for the annual Drive for Good event. And we’ve got the pictures to prove it! UHCCF teams were on hand at six Minnesota Mazda locations to spread some cheer, share updates about all the great work the Foundation is doing and show off all the fun UHCCF products that are available for families to purchase as holiday gifts.
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  • Send a Hand Drawn Holiday Card Now Available on Amazon

    December 08, 2014

    This holiday season give a card that means more. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is proud to present 3 original cards created by our medical grant recipients
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  • Choose Holiday Gifts That Give Back

    November 28, 2014

    This holiday shopping season the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation urges you to shop for gifts that make a big difference. Award-winning toys, books, games and plush animals are all available for purchase online.
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  • Let Your Imagination Fly Away With Millie!

    November 20, 2014

    Soft brown feathers, a heart shaped face and a long, striped hat make Millie the barn owl the perfect new friend for any child.
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  • Spot It! Adventure Fun Card Game Now Available on Amazon

    September 26, 2014

    Looking for a new card game? UHCCF is thrilled to announce a new high-speed, easy-to-learn matching card game. Based on the new storybook “Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars™,” the game comes with 55 custom-illustrated cards showing off Oliver and Hope’s imagination as they take their first camping trip with some new friends.
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  • Get the Grins to Go Bag for Hours of Fun and Entertainment

    September 17, 2014

    The twelve top trending toys, games and activities designed for both boys and girls all in one convenient travel bag. That’s what you’ll get with the Grins to Go Bag.
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  • Another Record in Rockville – The UHCCF Golf Classic in Maryland

    September 17, 2014

    Superstars were on hand at the UHCCF Golf Classic at Manor Country Club in Rockville, Maryland on September 8th. The list of participants included Washington Redskins Hall of Famer Charles Mann, Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders and many local and national business leaders.
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  • Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars

    August 10, 2014

    UHCCF is excited to introduce the second book in the Oliver & Hope™ series, Oliver & Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars.
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  • Grant Recipient Cole Johnson - Home Run for Life

    July 14, 2014

    Watch as Grant Recipient Cole Johnson hits a home run. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation awarded Cole a medical grant to assist with the expense of his speech therapy and he is making excellent progress with his speech and articulation.
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  • Grant Recipient Matthew Dobbins - Home Run for Life

    July 14, 2014

    Watch as Grant Recipient Matthew Dobbins hits a home run. The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation has awarded Matthew two medical grants to assist with the much needed therapies and orthodontic care required to improve his language skills. Matthew's communication skills have greatly improved tremendously and he continues to make excellent progress.
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  • Tickets for Hope Contest

    July 01, 2014

    UHCCF has joined tix4cause – where every concert, sporting event or theater ticket you purchase will kick a portion of proceeds back to UHCCF at no extra cost to you.
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  • "Oliver & Hope's Amusing Adventure" Wins 2014 International Book Award

    June 03, 2014

    The American Book Fest recently announced the winners and finalists of the 2014 International Book Awards (IBA).
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  • Oliver is HERE!

    May 27, 2014

    The star of the award-winning storybook “Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure” is now available at the UHCCF Amazon store as a loveable, huggable plush teddy bear.
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  • Oliver & Hope Book Wins Mom's Choice Award

    March 18, 2014

    Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure, the first in UHCCF’s book series, was awarded the Mom’s Choice Silver Award.
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  • Oliver & Hope's Audio Book Now Available!

    December 18, 2013

    Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure is now available as a free download audio file
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  • Who is Meg Cadts?

    December 03, 2013

    Read about Meg Cadts and Samantha Fitch, author and illustrator of Oliver & Hope’s Amusing Adventure
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  • Service members get dirty for good cause

    October 15, 2013

    Service members ran the Filthy 5K race and obstacle course in Manas, Krygyzstan in support of UHCCF!
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  • Wings of Hope Golf Classic, Maryland

    October 10, 2013

    The Fourth Annual UHCCF 2013 Wings of Hope Golf Classic Maryland was held this past September at the Manor Country Club Golf Course in Rockville, MD
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  • UHCCF's Irene Myers featured on Maryland’s News Now

    August 31, 2013

    Irene Myers, UHCCF Wellness Director of UnitedHealthcare, joined Maryland’s News Now Thursday on WBAL 1090 AM to talk with the show’s co-host Mary Beth Marsden about the grants and how families can apply.
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  • Baltimore, MD Grant recipient tells story on WBAL

    August 30, 2013

    Grant recipient, David Noppenberger, is interviewed about his family's positive experience with UHCCF and the progress his daughter, Elsa, has made as a result of the therapy she has received.
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  • UHCCF Featured in EP Magazine

    August 27, 2013

    UHCCF was featured in the August 2013 edition of EP Magazine. The article includes information about our medical grant program and a recipient profile with photo.
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  • UHCCF's Matt Peterson on KARE11

    July 30, 2013

    UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation President Matt Peterson is interviewed on KARE-TV News (NBC) Minneapolis. Peterson shares information about the foundation's annual event to raise funds for, and awareness of its grants to help pay for children's medical expenses that aren't covered by insurance.
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