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Zachary’s Mission, a non-profit organization, supports families of medically fragile children by providing basic necessities, financial support 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!


It means so much when families take a minute to say thank you (they are going through so much). This particular letter really touched on why we supply our quality embroidered Zack Packs to families. #ShareYourHeart

"My son was admitted to children's hospital ICU department on Monday night late. We were @ our local hospital all day and they finally transferred us by ambulance to children's. I had nothing to eat that whole day and no supplies with me. I wasn't expecting him to be admitted and transferred to children's which is like 50 miles away. Tuesday morning when I asked the nurse for a toothbrush she came back in with your bag u donated to me I about cried it touched my heart and was so thoughtful. I can't thank u enough for your kindness to me and my son which happens to be named Zachary as well and he loves the bag with his name on it and the cup with the straw it was like it was made for him once again thank u so much for being so caring we r still in ICU and your supplies r helping me so much. I have nothing here and it's just me with him and I'm not leaving his side so it was so great to have everything I need all in one wonderful bag thank you"
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Thank you to all who joined us for the Wigle Whiskey Happy Hour benefitting Zachary's Mission. We made new friends and had a lovely evening. Special thank you to Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh Smokehouse, Pittsburgh Pirates, Venture Outdoors, John Chamberlin, Paul Abplanalp & his BNY Mellon co-workers and the Munsie Family for donating. Thank you to our generous volunteers for their time and Diane Kun for coordinating and hosting this fun event ❤️ #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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6th Annual Second Chance Walk

September 26, 2015, 12:00am

Twin Lakes Park

Join Team Zachary's Mission as we walk together to support The Second Chance Fund and the awareness of organ donation. The walk is at the beautiful Twin Lakes Park in Greensburg. There will be food,...

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How many Zack Packs can one social worker carry? These bags can be heavy with full size toiletry items and today she carried 10. Katie is one of the many social workers and Child Life employees that we have the privilege of working with weekly. They help to ensure that we reach as many families as possible with the most appropriate support. We couldn't do it without their guidance!❤️ ... 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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