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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!


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Designer Purse Bash & Luncheon

April 30, 2017, 12:30pm - April 30, 2017, 4:30pm

American Legion Post 778

Designer Purse Bash benefiting Zachary's Mission's Baby's First Program, delivering holiday gifts to hospital families on Baby's First Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. Winners announced ...

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We want to thank Layups for Lucy for sweetening the Baby's First photo shoot with the donation of Lucy Love Packs. They donated these packs to the West Penn NICU where Lucy was born with a congenital heart defect. This story is about a young lady who has moved mountains to honor the memory of her little sister.

Lucy was born into a family with two loving older sisters, Eliza and Grace. Grace, was in 2nd grade when Lucy died. Beginning in 4th grade, she worked hard year after year to contribute to the facilities where Lucy stayed. This is all Grace has accomplished.....
❤ 4th grade- She and her class collected over 600 books and DVDs for Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP) library.
❤ 5th grade- She and a friend swam "Laps for Lucy," and raised over $3,400 for Child Life at CHP
❤ 6th grade- She collected about 150 blankets ("Loveys for Lucy) and donated them to the The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center
❤ 7th grade - She started a 501(c)(3), Layups for Lucy. In the first year, she and her junior high basketball team connected with sponsors for shooting layups. They collected about $6,000 for Children's Hospital.
❤ 8th & 9th grade she raised a total of $38,700 which was donated to the Supportive Care department at CHP, who have in turn created a Sibling Support fund that is used for bereavement camps, activities, books, and other resources.

This is an amazing young woman and she chose to support the Baby's First Program on this day because the family understands that the special newborn pictures are often forgotten when a child is so fragile. We are deeply moved by their story and dedication to families of medically fragile children. Thank you for sharing your heart Grace ❤ #ThankfulThursday
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Happy Valentine's Day!

On behalf of our Baby's First recipients and their families, Zachary's Mission extends a heartfelt thank you to Layups for Lucy for the "Lucy Love Packs", WPXI-TV Pittsburgh and all of our fun-loving photographers for so generously giving their time and talent during yesterday's photo shoots including: Moraes Photography, Custom Portraits by Charlene, Grit & Grace Photography - Pittsburgh, Silverwind Photography, Gina Dayieb Photography, Pamela Lyn Photography, Melissa Blazer Photography, Milestone Images, Moore Photography, Brooke Tennant, Jen McKinney, Nicole Wood, and Marsha Greene.

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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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