Making a difference

one hug at a time

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1147  Brook Forest Ave, #174

Shorewood, IL 60404

shorewoodhugs@aol.com
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WISH CRITERIA

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Wishes are considered for those who are disabled, in need of assistance, have been considered worthy of a wish, or in need of a hug

  2. Any child, adult, elder, or family may be considered for a wish

  3. Nominations are limited to one (1) wish per individual/home

  4. We fulfill wishes for people residing within a 20 mile radius of Shorewood. *At the American Cancer Society Relay for Life each June, we open our wishes up to those outside of that radius on that day only.

  5. We do not fulfill wishes for any kind of rent, bills, or payments

  6. Wish recipients are chosen with the hope that they will, in some small way, “pay it forward”, and brighten the day of someone they know that may need a hug


WISH FULFILLMENT PROCESS:

  1. The Wishes Committee reviews all qualified applications that have completed all required information

  2. Wishes are verified through the information you supply by documentation, email, or by phone

  3. Every application, whether being considered or not, will receive a reply


DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE NEEDED FOR VERIFICATION:

  1. Medical Wish Information: Documentation from a Qualified Healthcare Professional or the name, number, or email of someone we may contact to verify information

a) Nominee's Name and Age

b) Nominee's Diagnosis and Prognosis Only

2. Educational Wish Information:  Must be verified with the name, number, or email of a teacher, speech pathologist, or someone we may contact to verify information.

 3. Adult Educational Wish Information: You may be asked to produce documentation that you are currently enrolled in school.   

* Unfortunately, we are not always able to fulfill a wish for various reasons: location, cost, availability, time frame or other. Please refer to "Center of Care" under the Hugs and Wishes tab on the menu bar for assistance.