SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--UnitedHealthcare employees distributed 150 Valentine’s Day-themed Grins to Go™ bags to Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego today. Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.
Valentine’s Day-themed Grins 2 Go Bags contain toys, games and other fun activities for children ages four to 12. All proceeds from the bags directly support medical grants given by UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation to children and their families.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego
Founded in 1980, Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization that provides a “home away from home” to families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals. The Ronald McDonald House of San Diego features 47 guest suites and a Family Care Center, which is open to anyone with a child in an area hospital, not just overnight guests. The new facility serves over 15,000 family members each year with a range of programs including lodging, meals, enrichment activities, computer access, recreational facilities and more. To learn more, visit rmhcsd.org.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.
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.