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
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
have something for you! www.lovebugcentral.com