Little Books, Big Laughs – Calling all Jokesters!

 

Calling all young Authors and Jokesters!

UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) has an exciting opportunity for your child! Send in your child’s favorite jokes and they could be published in three upcoming UHCCF Joke Books!

Jokes will be accepted April 1 through April 28. Ask your kids to share their favorite jokes and send them in for a great cause. The resulting books will carry their jokes across the country to places and people nationwide, all while helping other kids through UHCCF medical grants! The printed books will be released throughout 2017, the first being the summer version. Copies will be available at the UHCCF online store, as are the first three books from the original joke books series Little Book Big Laughs – Jokes for Kids by Kids.

Children are invited to work with their parents or guardians to submit jokes!

Read on to learn more about this year’s special themes!

  • Summer! Everything you love about summer – vacation, barbecues, swimming, biking…you name it! UHCCF plans to release this book in time for the summer season!
    • Example: Evelyn C. from Clinton, NJ shared a hot dog of a riddle that was published in Little Book Big Laughs Riddle Book. “Q: What do you call a dog on a beach in summer? A: A hot dog!”
  • Sweet Treats & Eats: Planned for release later this fall, this book will celebrate the art of food jokes. Bananas? Yes please! Nachos? Those too!
    • Example: Braden B. from Oak Harbor, WA sent us a scream that was published in the original Little Book Big Laughs Joke Book “Q: What do ghosts like for dessert? A: I-scream!” 
  • Holidays & Birthdays: This holiday and event focused book is targeted for release at the end of the year and will include jokes about holidays and birthdays. Halloween, 4th of July, Thanksgiving…if you celebrate it, it counts.

Submitting for your child is easy to do:

  1. Click the link to the submission form.
  2. Type in your child’s jokes along with the little comedian’s first name, last name initial, city and state.
  3. Jokes will be accepted April 1 through April 28. Don’t wait, submit now! Jokes will be reviewed weekly and, in the event of a duplicate, the first joke submitted will get published!
  4. If your child’s joke or riddle is chosen for publication, it will help generate important grant funds and smiles to be shared with other children.
  5. UHCCF will conduct a weekly random drawing from submissions and give awayspecial prizes each week! Like UHCCF on Facebook to learn the weekly prize winners and please share us with your friends and family!

SUBMIT YOUR JOKES HERE

Gifts that do good with the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF)

During my visit to the NY Toy Fair this year, I came across the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) booth and I was amazed at what they’re doing yo help families with special needs children all over.

They have many “gifts and that do good” to choose from like storybooks, stuffed animals, and joke books for kids written by kids. Even more fun is that your child can “donate” their own joke to possibly be featured in a future issue of ‘Little Book, Big Laughs”.

Check out all items they have available at UHCCF.org. ALL proceeds go directly towards families in need!20170315_201430.png

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 family’s 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 13,000 grants valued at $35M to children and their families across the United States. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group employees.

Philosophy

The Foundation embraces and supports the concept of facilitating access to health-related services that have the potential to significantly enhance either the clinical condition or the quality of life of the child and that are not fully covered by the available commercial health insurance plan. The Foundation provides financial assistance toward the family’s share of the cost of medical services.

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