Family and Student Assistance

Rana Pediatric Fund provides child and family assistance in the form of gift cards to assist with bills, food and transportation, as well as periodically throughout the year items such as school supplies, bags, medical journals, water bottles, holiday gifts, and more.


To apply for monetary family assistance, click the button below. Please note this is for "Emergency Only" type of assistance. Priority is given to those receiving care at Howard University Hospital. However, others may apply if referred by their provider. Applications can only be accepted at a maximum of 3 times per year per family, and a annual maximum amount of assistance will be determined by the staff. Documentation of need may be requested. Contact with questions.


Latest Community Projects

SCANCA Holiday Party

Staff from Howard University and Rana Pediatric Fund volunteered at the holiday party for persons with sickle cell disease held in New Carrollton on December 4 2021 by the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area. Due to the Covid pandemic, the party was a drive by and pick up only this year. The staff was happy to still be able to provide holiday gifts to children with sickle cell disease and their siblings, despite the current situation.

Pajama Drive

On February 20, 2021 the Top Ladies of Distinction of Prince Georges County and Top Teens of America held a pajama, scarf and sock drive for patients with sickle cell disease.  Many boxes and bags were collected and are being distributed now for winter 2021/22. Thank you Top Ladies and Teens!

LIFE with Sickle Cell Disease(Learning Is Fundamental for Everyone)

In 2020, despite the pandemic we started a book drive funded by our LIFE project. New and gently used book donations were collected as well as new books purchased around the theme of sickle cell disease and covid. These books are being regularly distributed to children with sickle cell disease and their siblings.

Family Assistance