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One of United’s Adventure Bears finds a new friend

One of United’s Adventure Bears finds a new friend

RHONDA GLOBE LIVES UP TO HER NAME, traveling the world as she brings smiles to kids who could use some extra cheer. Rhonda is the 2014 ambassador for the United Adventure Bear™ program, in which airline employees and Adventure Bear program partners deliver the soft, cuddly teddy bears to children in the U.S. and around the world who are experiencing illness or economic hardship.

Rhonda’s predecessor, Oliver D. World, traveled to Australia, China, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Portugal and Vietnam, to name just a few of his exciting destinations.

Now, for the first time, United is making Adventure Bears available to donors. Through June 30, the airline invites customers and co-workers to donate and receive their own 2014 Rhonda Globe collectible bear. With each $50 “Give a Bear, Get a Bear” donation, participants will receive their own bear, ensure that a second bear is sent to a child in need and support the United Adventure Bear program through their contribution to the United Airlines Foundation.

Donors can also make a 100 percent tax-deductible contribution of any amount to the United Airlines Foundation in support of the United Adventure Bear program. Program beneficiaries include the American Cancer Society and Make-A-Wish America. A portion of the money raised will also benefit organizations within United hub locations.

For more on the United Adventure Bear program, its recipient organizations and how to donate, visit united.com/adventurebear. Your donation just might be what gives Rhonda a new stamp on her passport.

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