In an effort to encourage reading and healthy living among children UnitedHealthcare donated an Oliver & Hope reading station and 200 children’s books to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento as part of a summer reading initiative.
UnitedHealthcare also donated sports equipment to enhance the club’s sports, fitness and recreation programs.
Each reading station includes a kid-sized table and chairs, along with copies of the award-winning Oliver & Hope books.
Steve Cain, vice president of key accounts, UnitedHealthcare reads to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento members at a special read-along.
UnitedHealthcare’s mascot Dr. Health E. Hound made the special delivery at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento.
“Oliver & Hope” are heartwarming stories that teaches subtle lessons about the power of friendship, resiliency and imagination.
All three books of the Oliver & Hope series are available through uhccf.org/shop for $16.95 each.
Proceeds from the Oliver & Hope books help fund the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation child medical grant program. Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded more than 9,000 grants valued at over $27 million to children and their families across the United States.
Did you know?
According to the Children’s Reading Foundation, parents who read with their children 20 minutes a day from birth through elementary school help them become more proficient readers, and build strong minds and strong relationships.