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Family and Student Assistance

Rana Pediatric Fund provides child and family assistance in the form of gift cards to assist with 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 food or transportation family assistance, click the button below. Please note that due to changes in University policy we can no longer assist with rent or bill payment. 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 hupeds@howard.edu with questions.

 

 

 

 

Family Assistance

Latest Community Projects

Donation Drive By

On February 3, 2024 the Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc of Prince Georges County held a donation drive by, collecting hats, gloves, socks, gift cards and books for patients with sickle cell disease.  Many boxes and bags were collected and distributed. Thank you Top Ladies!

Prince Georges Church of Christ Annual MS/Sickle Cell Fundraiser Event

Staff from Howard University and Rana Pediatric Fund volunteered at this event on October 21, 2023 in Landover and Rana Pediatric Fund received a Very Generous donation!

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 3, 2022 by the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area. 

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.

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