Hugs for Heroes

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​Our Mission

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in our communities, the residents of Laguna Niguel have been wondering the best way to support our local front line healthcare workers. Hugs for Heroes occurred from a cooperative effort that includes Mission Hospital’s Patient Experience Team, City of Laguna Niguel, Mission Lutheran Church of Laguna Niguel, community volunteers, and participating restaurants. Our local Mission Hospitals (Mission Viejo & Laguna Beach) are accepting support in the form of meals, snacks, and notes of encouragement, also known as a “hug” for our local heroes. This program is designed to send a “hug” from the City of Laguna Niguel to our local healthcare workers while helping our local restaurants and businesses simultaneously. 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! All are encouraged to make donations to purchase meals from Laguna Niguel restaurants and stores, creating a “win-win” for the community. Below are all the ways that you can get involved!
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How Do I Get Involved?

  • Buy A Meal:

     Buy a meal for a healthcare hero while helping local restaurants! Meals are $15.00 each (an average of lunch and dinner prices) including individual packaging/delivery. All meals are purchased from participating Laguna Niguel restaurants and delivered to Mission Hospital. You can make donations to Hugs for Heroes through our donation facilitator, Mission Lutheran Church of Laguna Niguel, by following this link: or make check payments payable to Mission Lutheran Church and in the "For" line put Hugs for Heroes Program, and send to 24360 Yosemite Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.
  • Donate: 

    Drop off notes of appreciation and encouragement, plus bulk, individually wrapped, unrefrigerated snacks at the Sea Country Senior & Community Center (24602 Aliso Creek Rd. Laguna Niguel, CA 92677) Monday – Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM. 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. Homemade snacks are not accepted.

Thank You Restaurant Sponsors!

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Are you a restaurant looking to get involved? Contact us by clicking here or calling (949) 425-5151.