About Us

The Guilds

In 1999 a group of individuals with big hearts founded The Big Hearts for Little Hearts (BHLH). The founders deeply believed in Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital (LLUCH) and have since put their effort towards supporting its mission. The sole purpose of the guild is to support and enhance the care provided to hospitalized children and their families at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

Since its inception in 1999 the Big Hearts for Little Hearts Guild has been backed by individuals and groups across the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California. The response from the community at large has been so great that the guild has since added a number of other chapters to expand its effective reach beyond Loma Linda.

Take a look at our Guild Chapters


Desert Loma Linda Riverside Temecula Valley


Each chapter of the Big Hearts for Little Hearts Guild is compassionatley guided by a group of individuals. These groups are comprised of leaders from the Coachella Valley (desert), Loma Linda, Riverside and the Temecula Valley areas. The officers and board members are responsible for the direction and management of guild funds and events.




A major source of funding for the guild comes from events. The various chapters of the Guild plan and host a number of events each year with the proceeds from the events going back to LLUCH or projects to support the LLUCH mission. Several of these major events are held annually and consistently raise funds that help the Guild operate. This, along with membership dues, allows the Guild to impact the children and family at LLU Children’s Hospital.

The Guild also hosts and plans fun, non-fundraising activities for the patients throughout the year. Guild members know the significance that fun, stress relieving experiences can have on a child’s recovery and provide opportunities for the children at the hospital to engage with other hospitalized children and caring individuals from the community.

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Dishes for Wishes

Dishes for Wishes is one of the major fundraising events that we hold annually. Each year participants enjoy cooking classes from Redlands own Martha Green and other activities.

LLU Children's Hospital

Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital serves children throughout Southern California. As the Inland Empire’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, LLU Children’s Hospital provides all emergency and healthcare services to the 1.3 million children of San Bernardino, Riverside, Inyo and Mono counties.

Staffed by leading pediatricians and specialists, Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of critical health care services for children, including trauma care, cancer treatment, cardiac services, neonatal care and surgical procedures.

Did you know?

The Loma Linda Children's Hospital...

  • Sees more than 134,000 children each year
    • 15,000 of these are admitted
  • Has over 250 special beds for kids
  • Is a major pediatric teaching facility for LLU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health

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