Kids Helping Kids through New Joke Books that Help Families Pay for Child Medical Expenses

August 28, 2017
  • Joke books written by kids for kids, encouraging early reading among children
  • Proceeds from the joke books fund medical grants for children
  • Now available at Amazon for $5.99 each

Kids across the United States have helped produce a series of joke books that will bring laughter and enjoyment to both kids and adults, and more importantly raise funds to help families pay for children's medical expenses not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan.

The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation (UHCCF) released three new joke books, just in time to celebrate National Literacy Month, an opportunity to encourage early reading, which is an essential skill to a child's healthy development.

The three books – Cool Jokes for Summer; Sweets, Treats & Eats; and Holidays, Celebrations & Birthday Jokes – each include more than 300 hilarious jokes, including some that will bring back fond childhood memories for all. Best of all, proceeds from the books fund child medical grants for families across the country.

The books are ideal for children ages 4 to 12, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. 

What do you get if a cow is in an earthquake?
A milk shake

- submitted by Gabby, Tampa, Fla.

What does the sun drink out of?

- submitted by Mia from The Woodlands, Texas

What did the boy cat say to the girl cat on Valentine's Day?
You're Purrfect!

- submitted by Samantha in Greenwood, Ind.

Books are available on Amazon for $5.99 each, and all of the jokes were submitted by kids to help other kids in need. 

"We're all familiar with the wise adage that laughter is the best medicine, and so is the comfort in knowing that your child's medical condition is being treated and paid for," said UHCCF President Matt Peterson. "These kid-inspired joke books will bring many laughs and will help many families struggling with medical costs."

In 2014, UHCCF released its first joke book, Little Book-Big Laughs. The foundation released two more joke books the following year. In addition to joke books, UHCCF publishes and sells the award-winning Oliver & Hope™ storybooks, also available at Amazon. Proceeds from all UHCCF books fund UHCCF child medical grants for families across the United States.

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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 14,000 grants valued at over $37 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