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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!


Our hearts are full and thanks to you, our Zack Packs will be as well. Thank you to all who generously donated and helped us blow away our $5,000 goal at the Sharing Heart Gala! After all donations were registered, the Zack Pack Campaign reached $10,020! On top of that, Colgate generously donated all the toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss necessary to fill the 900 Zack Packs that will be distributed in 2018.#ShareYourHeart #gratitude #ZackPacks #Family ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to the Jarrell Family for sharing their heart with our guests at the 7th annual Zachary's Mission Sharing Heart. Thank you to all who donated, sponsored or joined us Saturday evening to help support families with medically fragile children. We are so grateful. Here are some of pictures from the evening thanks to Mark Simpson Photography ... See MoreSee Less

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Saturday was a very special night and we are so grateful for the support we received from the community. We want to honor our 2017 Sharing Heart Award recipient one more time, 15 year old Grace Beal and the Layups for Lucy Community. Grace lost her sister Lucy to a congenital heart defect and wanted to honor her memory and help other families.They raise funds each year for the Supportive Care Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC where they offer supportive care to children with life-threatening illness and their families. Thank you for sharing your heart Grace Beal and inspiring others to do the same. Thank you 321Blink for helping us to honor Grace by producing this wonderful video. ... 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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