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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!


Thank you Statefarm for being #HereToHelp and teaming up with Zachary's Mission at Key Bank Pavillon yesterday. State Farm encouraged OneRepublic concert goers to stop by and help fill amenity bags to be included in our signature Zack Packs. All items were donated making it easy for everyone to turn caring into doing. We also want to thank our awesome volunteers for ensuring everything ran smoothly. #ShareYourHeart #VolunteersRock ... See MoreSee Less

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We just wanted to Thank You for the amazing backpack filled with very useful things! Our son was life flighted to UPMC in Pittsburgh and found this very special and very much needed while we were here #JaxonStrong Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! ... See MoreSee Less

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We spent the day sharing our heart with families staying 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. It feels so good to have the ability to support families with medically fragile children. We know that it is possible thanks to your generosity. Thank you for sharing your heart and helping us to make a difference for these families. #Family #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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Join Team Zachary's Mission September 30th as we celebrate the gift of life at the Second Chance Farewell Walk. This special event will take place at Twin Lakes Park where they provide a delicious breakfast along with entertainment and raffles. Click on the link to register and be sure to sign up for Team Zachary's Mission! #DonateLife #OrganDonation #BeADonor ... See MoreSee Less

Second Chance Farewell Walk

September 30, 2017, 9:00am - September 30, 2017, 1:00pm

The Second Chance Walk was created to bring awareness to the need for organ donation and commemorate the lives of Kimberly Cecchini and her father Fred. The walk winds through beautiful Twin Lakes Pa...

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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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