We’re on a mission to change children’s lives.

Since 2003, the HUGS foundation has sent hundreds of medical volunteers 
on thirty-one missions and conducted 
over fifteen hundred surgical procedures

on the children who need it most.

-Ky Anh, 11 years old

HUGS helps children develop into confident, secure and responsible individuals liberated from their congenital deformities.



Our mission is to deliver free medical care to children and adolescents challenged by microtia, cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities.

Our team is made up of volunteer doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists who give freely of their time and amazing skills.

With your help, we can send teams of volunteer medical professionals, with needed supplies, surgical equipment, and medications.

Upcoming 2019 Missions:
Hope is just a trip away


HUGS has the following missions planned:

Quito, Ecuador – April 27 – May 4, 2019

Guatemala – September 21 – 28, 2019

Guatemala – October 12 – 19, 2019


Our goal is to assist children affected by microtia,
cleft lip and cleft palate, and other facial deformities.




© 2018 HUGS Foundation
973 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: 585.244.1000