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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!


Today we delivered $5,118.00 of requested items for families at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of West Penn Hospital Allegheny Health Network. We are grateful to have the ability to help families and deeply touched when they take a minute to let us know it all matters.
"I just wanted to drop a line and say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your Zack Pack. I am a XX year old congenital heart patient who recently stayed at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh in September and November of last year. I went through a difficult journey but the Zack Pack helped so much. I remember my parents showing me the pack and we all thought it was such a nice thing and we had never seen anything like it before. (As I was born with a heart defect so we’ve been at the hospital multiple times throughout my life) I wanted to drop a thank you but also extend my efforts to help in any way I can. Thank you again and have a blessed day. "
#ShareYourHeart #ZackPacks
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We shared a post below written by a family who received a Baby’s First Valentine’s Day Gift last year along with photographs from one of our professional photographers. They beautifully expressed how much those photos meant.❤️

“ 365 days later. These pictures were the first time we didn’t see the leads, the nasal cannula, or hospital bracelets. This was the first time we only saw our sweet and strong #mcquaidetwins. Thank you @zacharysmission for all the love you spread. Happy Valentine’s Day friends❤️ #leahbean #jackjack #preemiestrong”
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We want to thank the Upper St. Clair Neighborhood Bible Study Group for helping us fill gift bags in preparation for the Baby’s First Valentine’s Day photo shoot next week. They prepared 180 gifts! #BabysFirst #VolunteersRock #ShareYourHeart #ValentinesDay ... 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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