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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!


After the fog lifted, it was the perfect day for the Keystone Triathlon. Friends and family of Zachary's Mission volunteered their time to help the incredible athletes along the race Course. Thank you Flat Tire Co. Bike Shop for generously donating five dollars for every registered racer. ❤️ #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy Birthday to one of our amazing volunteers AnnaMarie Kun ! We are so grateful for all that she does. Last night, before meeting her friends to celebrate her 21st Birthday, she volunteered her time as we teamed up with State Farm at Key Bank Pavillon. State Farm helped concert goers turn caring into doing by filling amenity bags in support of our Zack Pack Program. Thank you for always sharing your heart AnnaMarie and Happy Birthday Sweetie! #ShareYourHeart #VolunteersRock #Happy21 #HereToHelp #ZackPacks ... See MoreSee Less

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This is so awesome! Salon Dolce partnered with local businesses to raise money for our Zack Pack Program. Such generosity in Franklin! Thank you for sharing your heart ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Facebook friends! This ones close to our heart <3 It's Raffle time at Salon Dolce! A basket worth over $779! We have a AMAZING Fundraiser raffle going on right NOW to benefit Zacharys Mission Foundati...

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Guess where this charming duck sculpture lives? We traveled around Pittsburgh delivering support items in the form of Zack Packs and financial assistance to families staying at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at West Penn Hospital. It was a great day doing good and taking in the sites! #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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