During this holiday season I’ve been able to share some of my favorite gift ideas for kids. One segment was all about gifts that give — gift purchases that benefit local families, including the families of a few of my friends right here in Indianapolis.

51pjcabp2gl-_sy476_bo1204203200_Available now, inspirational children’s books, toys, and kid-designed holiday cards from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) will not only make great gifts, but the proceeds from those items will fund child medical grants for Indiana families who need financial assistance.

Holiday gift ideas include:

All products are available at smile.Amazon.com  (search for UHCCF) and 100% of the proceeds go to fund medical grants for children in Indiana and throughout the U.S

To be eligible for a grant, children must be 16 years of age or younger. Families must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States and have a commercial health insurance plan. Families do not need to have insurance through UnitedHealthcare to be eligible

Since 2007, UHCCF has awarded over 12,000 grants valued at more than $34 million to children and their families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. Indiana families in need should go to www.uhccf.org to review criteria and submit an online application.