Our Mission

Hugs For Heroes is a project that is supported by the City of Laguna Niguel, Laguna Niguel restaurants, and Mission Lutheran Church which seeks to help, support, and encourage our local healthcare providers at Mission Hospital. These selfless front-line workers have been working to the point of exhaustion and beyond to keep us safe and healthy and we want to give back to them! We encourage everyone to send a donation to help support these workers! Below are all the ways that you can get involved!
How Do I Get Involved?
Donations

Financial contributions are greatly appreciated as they will provide meals from local Laguna Niguel restaurants for our healthcare workers. Please see the layout below to see how you can help:

1 meal = $15
5 meals = $75
10 meals = $150
20 meals = $300
30 meals = $450
Feed a whole shift = $1500

Donate Snacks and Cards
Snacks:

Mission Hospital gratefully accepts any bulk snacks or drinks as long as they are individually wrapped and do not require refrigeration. Sorry, but homemade snacks are not accepted due to hospital protocols.

Suggestions: Individually packaged nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, fruit cups, apple sauce, beef or turkey jerky, trail mix, juices, Gatorade, chips, pirate booty, popcorn, muffins, cookies.
You can drop off all snacks at the Sea Country Senior & Community Center (24602 Aliso Creek Rd.) Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm in the designated bin located outside the front entrance
Cards and Notes:

Although handwritten notes cannot be allowed in COVID care areas, Mission Cares staff will post them on general bulletin boards throughout the hospital and scan some of them into the hospital newsletter. As we all know, these selfless front line workers have been working to the point of exhaustion and beyond. Please write a short note or card to let them know we appreciate and honor them as “heroes” of this pandemic. Volunteers will deliver snacks and notes to Mission Hospitals in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach once or twice weekly.

You can drop off all notes at the Sea Country Senior & Community Center (24602 Aliso Creek Rd.) Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm in the designated bin located outside the front entrance.