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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!


Another great bag being raffled at the purse bash in one month! Get your tickets today! ... See MoreSee Less

We are 1 month away from the purse bash! A $25 ticket will put you in the drawing for 1 of 13 purses. You do not need to be present to win. This beautiful Baseballism Vintage Glove Leather Tote in C...

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Thank you Emily Ruggieri and Team GSCOOKIES4CHP for adding a box of Girl Scout cookies to each Zack Pack we delivered today. They were delivered along with other requested items to help bring comfort and hope to families during difficult times. Thank you Emily for sharing your heart and these sweet treats❤️. #WeLoveCookies #ShareYourHeart #Family #ZackPacks Suzanne Ruggieri John Ruggieri ... See MoreSee Less

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Once again we were honored by the outpouring of love for Alec James Kahler, a baby who was lost to a Congenital Heart Defect. Central Elementary of Elizabeth Forward School District, held their annual toiletry drive in February to raise awareness of Congenital Heart defects and honor the memory of Alec James Kahler. They collected items and filled 50 Zack Packs. We are always blown away by their enthusiasm. Thank you for sharing your heart and helping us to make a difference for hospital families. #VolunteersRock #AJ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Our day was tutu fun yesterday as we spent time at J-Serve Pittsburgh. This is is an inspiring teen-planned day of Jewish community service, attended each year by 300 Jewish teens in 6th-12th grade from around greater Pittsburgh. The volunteers helped us make 65 tutus for our Baby’s First Program. Thank you JCC Pittsburgh for including Zachary’s Mission in this special day. #VolunteersRock #WeLoveTutus #BabysFirst ... See MoreSee Less

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Another peek at one of the purses that will be raffled off at the Designer Purse Bash April 14th. Tickets are $25 and all proceeds benefit the Zachary's Mission Baby's First Program. #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

Here is another purse that will raffled off at the Designer Purse Bash April 14th. It is the COACH Legacy Jacquard Chelsea Crossbody. Legacy jacquard and pebble leather form a versatile COACH crossbo...

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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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