Local Ronald McDonald House Receives Gifts from UnitedHealthcare

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Melissa Stout-Penn of UnitedHealthcare gives a Grins to Go bag to a family at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/UHC)

Melissa Stout-Penn of UnitedHealthcare gives a Grins to Go bag to a family at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Photo by Sandy Huffaker/UHC)

UnitedHealthcare donated Valentine’s Day-themed gifts to families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego this past February. The gifts, in the form of 150 toy bags for kids, were delivered to families and officials of the Ronald McDonald House.

In addition to toys, the colorful packages – known as Grins 2 Go bags – contained various games and fun activities for children ages four to 12. It was all provided courtesy of UnitedHealthcare. Employee volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and its mascot Dr. Health E. Hound, were there to pass out the Grin 2 Go bags.

“We are very pleased to receive these heartfelt gifts from UnitedHealthcare,” said Chuck Day, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. “They helped brighten up Valentine’s Day for all of our guests this year.”

Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for families with children being treated for serious, often life-threatening conditions at local hospitals.

Melissa Stout-Penn, chief operating officer for UnitedHealthcare in California, who was on hand for the event, said local community agencies like Ronald McDonald House need support from the San Diego-area business community.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to provide these gifts to families at the Ronald McDonald House, which is an important resource in our community,” Stout-Penn said. “UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation provides grants to families for medical costs that are not fully covered by commercial insurance.”

The Grins 2 Go bags, which are fundraising products created by the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, can be purchased by the public on Amazon.com. All proceeds from the bags support medical grants given by the Foundation to children and their families.

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