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Zachary’s Mission, a non-profit organization, supports families of medically fragile children by providing basic necessities, financial assistance, and programs that nurture emotional well-being.

Based in the greater Pittsburgh area, we are providing assistance to those families in need right now and you can help too.

Read more about Zachary and how his legacy is spreading hope, one family at a time!


We are excited to drop off our first Baby's First Halloween gifts. The gifts are offered at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center , The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, every unit at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the NICU of West Penn Hospital Allegheny Health Network. This is only possible because of your continuous support. The sweet hats in this picture were made by our skilled volunteers. ❤️Thank you Shelby Szakelyhidi, Diane Shola, Wanda Eckrich, Toni Coll Buchanan, Katie Denman for donating your talent and time. #ShareYourHeart #BabysFirst #ThankfulThursday ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Ashley of Flat Tire Co. Bike Shop for the $540 donation to Zachary's Mission. Flat Tire Bike Shop hosted a triathlon in August and donated $5 for each registered triathlete! They host a variety of events year round so be sure to follow them on Facebook for event updates. ❤️ #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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"Today, and every day. As long as our hearts are still beating, a part of our hearts will always beat just for them"
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Today, and every day. As long as our hearts are still beating, a part of our hearts will always beat just for them.

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✔️Another monthly delivery of Zack Packs, gas cards, and other necessities to hospital families in the (book)bag!

Thank you again to Pittserves and University of Pittsburgh alumni for your support of the Zack Pack program and the extra, special treat bag for siblings of medically fragile children.
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"If the tutu fits...twirl in it!" Thank you to the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau and the brothers of Sigma Alpha Epsilon at Duquesne University for helping us with our Tutu-Palooza! We can't wait to see how they look on our babies for #BabysFirst Halloween! #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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Family Stories

"We just wanted to take the time to say thank you. We received your backpack on the first night of our hospital journey. I have to say it really came in handy because I didn’t have anything to shower with and my fiancé hadn’t had food since early that morning. Thank you!"

"I have a family that I have been working with here at Children’s since the day I started in this unit. They are a very lovely family that is unfortunately in a very sad situation. This family was able to benefit from meal vouchers from Zachary’s mission. The family is extremely grateful and wanted me to share their gratitude with you. The support that you provide through your gifts is appreciated and helpful in so many ways. Thank you."

"We received a gas card from your foundation when our twins were in the NICU at West Penn. Just wanted to say Thank You!! You have a wonderful organization and I am in the process of trying to get a fundraiser setup at my work. I hope to get some funds over to you so you are able to help more families in their time of need! God Bless you all!"

"I received one of the Zach packs from the social worker at childrens hospital. I am a mom of triplet girls and they have never been home. my life is the hospital.... I want to thank you for doing this awesome work on behalf of your son. It is people like you that make people like me smile and have hope and comfort. God Bless you."

"Hello. My daughter was a patient at the West Penn NICU in 2013. During her stay we received a Zack Pack stuffed with toiletries, treats and so many thoughtful personal items that made pacing the halls of the hospital much more comfortable. During her stay, I was very emotional and stressed I couldn't remember what day it was let alone remember to pack a bag for the hospital. She just celebrated her first birthday. We still use our Zack Pack to get her to and from daycare."

"Words cannot express how much your services mean to us, your Zach Packs and gas cards have assisted many of our families. “

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