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June 23, 2011 by Bob Croesus

Established in 2003, The Operation Herbie' program provides sick kids and their families with a smile, using the spontaneous humor of lovable Herbie the Love Bug.
Being sick can be very overwhelming for a child.  Imagine how special a visit form Herbie the Love Bug would brighten any child's day.  
Operation Herbie' volunteers visit sick children proving a little goes a long way, as Herbie drivers and owners pose for pictures and hand out memorabilia for families and children going through traumatic times.
'It is fun to interact with the kids,' said Bob Croesus founder of the group. 'Smiles are contagious and healthy,' Croesus said. ' Our group of Herbie enthusiast provides a playful and cheerful distraction to children, their families.  When a child sees a Herbie the Love Bug for the first time it makes that child forget about their problems and that's what it's all about," said Croesus.  
Since we started the program it has accommodated hundreds of visits across the United States. Operation Herbie' representatives do not except any money for these appearances.   We only try to raise a smile for a young child.    In addition, in some cases money had been raised through donations and specific fund raising events for Celiac Disease, The Burn Foundation, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation  Make-A-Wish and many others institutions and causes across the country. 
It helps children deal with the pain and anxiety of being in sick and it helps take away from the daily routine.  If you are looking for new and fun ways to give back to the community or get your whole family involved, Operation Herbie' may have something for you!




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