Caring For Children Needs Your Help

Last year, Caring for Children helped 1,310 children in North Dakota get access to primary and preventive health care. One mother said that without the program she would just pray nothing bad would happen to her son. She is a single parent who makes too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford health insurance. 

Caring for Children is a nonprofit program of the North Dakota Caring Foundation and is administered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota. The program serves uninsured children from birth to age 19 whose families meet income and eligibility requirements. 

Caring for Children needs your help, as it depends upon donations to fund its services. The yearly cost of providing access to primary health and dental care for one child has increased from $456 in 2012 to $518.40 in 2014.

You can help children in need in North Dakota by donating on Giving Hearts Day, which is today, Feb. 13. Your online donation of $10 or more will be doubled!

 To make an online donation, go to

  • Click on Giving Hearts Day “Donate”
  • Select Caring for Children

Denise Pinkney is an editor in the Communications department at Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota.