Oliver the lovable bear and Hope the spirited butterfly are back in “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day”
Kindness and anti-bullying are so important to teach children of all ages and are topics that need to be taught throughout kids’ lives to be effective. An excellent way to do this is through stories filled with endearing animal characters, where children are taught about being kind to oneself, being kids to others and, finally, being kind to animals and nature.
In recognition of today’s ‘National Random Acts of Kindness Day’ observance, it’s great to see UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) 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.
For children ages 3-8, “Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day” is a fun, inspiring read about the duo’s latest adventure, which includes Oliver and Hope meeting 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 and Hope™ series, Oliver & Hope’s Good Deeds Day was released on Thursday in time for today’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day and will be featured at the North American International Toy Fair in New York City this coming February 18-21.
UHCCF is also 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.
Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 13,000 grants valued at more than $35 million to children and their families across the United States. In the past four years, Texas families received more than 700 grants totaling more than $2,000,000 for treatments to help pay for medical services and equipment such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, counseling services, surgeries, prescriptions, wheelchairs, orthotics, eyeglasses and hearing aids. 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. To apply for a grant, donate or learn more, please visit UHCCF.org.
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.