Herbie The Love Bug. We display Herbie The Love Bug memorabilia. Car was fully airbrushed by: Steve Cervantes Jr. Also we are an non-profit organization called Operation Herbie and we Operation Herbie® was founded in 2008, is designed to use the increasing popularity of Herbie the Love Bug to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children with disabilities and non profits supporting children with an illness.
Operation Herbie® Owners drivers visit sick children wherever they live. They spend time with each sick child answering questions about their sport, posing for pictures and handing out the distinctive Operation Herbie® buttons, assorted memorabilia provide by our sponsors. Herbie has brought a smile to what can sometimes be a very traumatic time, not only for the child concerned but also for the families involved.
If you could see these children, you would be touched by their courage and some with the prospect of many months, sometimes years, of very painful treatment. We aim to bring a sparkle into their lives no matter how big or small.
Operation Herbie® raises a smile for a young child. In addition, in some cases monies had been raised through donations and specific fund raising events for Autism Awareness, Down Syndrome Awareness, Muscular Dystrophy, The Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Make A. Wish , Ronald McDonald House and many other institutions and causes across the country!
Operation Herbie® promotes awareness of children with disabilities. That they aren't contagious. Alot of people act like they are contagious. We give kids with disabilities hot wheels or bears as a little memento/keepsake. These kids need to know that there are people out there that dont care what they look like and care about their feelings. Some of them have no family support and so having an outsider friend helps.