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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!


We are excited as we prepare for our largest Baby’s First holiday, Valentines Day ❤️ This is the time of the year when we not only deliver special gifts for the babies but we also bring in professional photographers. They will take beautiful photographs of all the babies at the West Penn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Allegheny Health Network, The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and every unit of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. This is NOT possible without our volunteers who do everything from knitting hats and making tutus to filling bags and taking photographs. Each family will also receive a CD with professionally edited photographs.#ShareYourHeart #VolunteersRock #BabysFirst ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Westinghouse of Cranberry’s Human Resources Department for generously donating and packing items to fill 25 Zack Packs! We also loved that you sent the sweetest group of volunteers to deliver everything ❤️ #ShareYourHeart #ZackPacks #TheyAreTooCute #Family ... See MoreSee Less

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We spent this Friday sharing our heart with families staying at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, the NICU of West Penn Allegheny Health Network, The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. We delivered Zack Packs, financial support and additional items needed to fill special family requests. This is all possible because of your continued support. Thank you! #ShareYourHeart #Family ... 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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