Neighbors Emergency Center’s Teddy Bear ER Rousing Success at Houston Children’s Festival
HOUSTON, Texas, April 5, 2017 – Plenty of bears, smiles and laughter filled the Neighbors Emergency Center Teddy Bear ER at the 29th Annual Houston Children’s Festival. The largest children’s festival in the United States took place in Downtown Houston on April 1.
The Neighbors Emergency Center Teddy Bear ER was located in the Tranquility Park section at the Smith and Rusk street gate, near the Kid’s Directory stage. Guests could also locate the Neighbors activities by looking for the giant Scrubs the Bear inflatable.
The Neighbors Teddy Bear ER gave away hundreds of teddy bears which allowed children to check their teddy bear’s heart rate, blood pressure, give immunization “shots”, bandage and splint a broken arm or leg. Neighbors also sponsored a tattoo station, photo booth and games with Neighbors give-away items as prizes. Some festival guests even won a $5 Build-a-Bear gift card just for liking the Neighbors Facebook page.
The Houston Children’s Festival has raised over $5.4 million for Child Advocates, Inc., the court-appointed volunteers that represent the best interests of a child or sibling group in foster care. These dedicated volunteers serve as the judge’s eyes and ears while the children are in foster care custody.
This sponsorship is a direct link with Neighbors’ core values of having a genuine, compassionate heart; a creative spark; and a collaborative act delivered with a friendly smile.