Teddies Bear Love to Kids

Avis Budget Group gives a personalized bear to welcome each child who comes to live at Hephzibah

Employees of Avis Budget Group, including Jim VanVliet and Mike Flynn have a strong connection to the kids at Hephzibah and seek ways to help however they can.

Employees of Avis Budget Group have a strong connection to the kids at Hephzibah; they host special outings and go out of their way to help.

For 10 years Avis Budget Group employees, friends, and families have partnered with Hephzibah Children’s Association to provide a personalized teddy bear to each child who comes to live at Hephzibah Home. The welcome bear is a special tradition that helps ease a child’s transition to the Group Home with a snuggly friend wearing a t-shirt that bears his or her own name.

On Friday, February 24th, Juanita Avila, of Avis Budget Group hosted an event with guests from ABG, Hephzibah, and representatives from 800BEAR. The partners celebrated with a fancy cake and the announcement that 234 additional bears have been purchased – enabling the welcome bear project to continue for another decade!

Thank you to our wonderful long-time partner, Avis Budget Group!

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