Supporting the Care Van on North Texas Giving Day

We invite you to join us in supporting the Caring for Children Foundation’s Care Van program on North Texas Giving Day - September 17, 2015!

Over the years, the Care Van has provided more than 1.2 million life-saving vaccines to uninsured and medically underserved children.  It has also provided dental care to nearly 193,000 kids through oral health outreach, all at no cost. To learn more about the program, watch the video above.  Then share it with friends and family on social media using the hashtag, #ntxgivingday.  

North Texas Giving Day is an online giving event that benefits local nonprofits.  In just six years, Giving Day has pumped more than $86 million into the North Texas community. In 2014, more than 98,000 gifts totaling $26.3 million benefited 1,580 nonprofits.

For more information, visit www.northtexasgivingday.org. Together, we can all make a difference in the health of North Texas!

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SUSAN: The Care Van Program really hit a spot in our heart as soon as we heard about it. Our children are so important to us, and we've been donating for nine years to the Care Van Program. As a grandmother I think it's very important for my grandchild to have access to health care particularly health insurance.

MARGARET: I really like being part of the solution. I'm motivated by a desire to help others especially where it involves children and supporting the employee campaign provides a great opportunity bring a solution, to help bridge the gap, and I like being part of the solution to that problem.

CLINT: The Union Pacific foundation first became a donor of the Caring Foundation through a golf tournament that they held, the tournament allowed us to really get to know the organization better to meet it's people and to learn more about the Caring Foundation and the Care Van Program.

MICHELLE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has been committed to it's community for over 80 years, and in fact consistent with that mission established the foundation in 1991 due to the need and the need in Texas that one out of four children are uninsured.

NARRATOR: While the government and private insurance companies are working hard to provide health insurance to Texans, many will remain uninsured for several years. The Caring for Children Foundation of Texas appreciates volunteers and donors that continue to support its mission to provide immunizations and other services to this uninsured or underserved population.

SUSAN: Immunization shots are not cheap, they're very expensive and many parents do not have access to provide those shots to their children.

MARGARET: It's a service where the results are tractable. You can see how the program has grown over the years.

CLINT: Our foundation strives to make the communities a better place to live and work, where our trains operate and the Care Van Program does just that.

SUSAN: The Care Van Program was a way we could give back to Texas Children.

MARGARET: This is a problem that's solvable.

CLINT: It really get's in to the communities and makes them a better place to raise children.

MICHELLE: The donors for the foundation are building a healthier future for uninsured children in Texas.

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