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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!


The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center provides clothing for infants and children when necessary. We decided to have a little fun shopping while helping families with medically fragile children. If you would like to donate unused baby clothes or any other items, The Children's Home has a wishlist on line. Visit the following link to see how you can help. #ShareYourHeart
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It is that time again when we gather donations for the Zachary's Mission Gala. We are currently accepting donations for the Silent Auction, Basket Raffle and the exciting Treasure Chest! If you would like to donate to our event or you are interested in sponsorship, there is still time. Please email us at or call 724-832-2207. All proceeds benefit Zachary's Mission. #ShareYourHeart #ZMGala17 #SaveTheDate #December2 #DuquesnePowerCenterBallroom ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Salon Dolce of Franklin PA for the generous $670.00 donation from your basket raffle. Elizabeth Breene, owner of Salon Dolce, contacted us to say .....
"As an adult at Children's Hospital recently for 2 open heart surgeries this year, the Zack Pack was an awesome gift while in the hospital! I hope we can raise alot of donations to aid in making lots of Zack Packs!"
The local businesses of Franklin supported Elizabeth and Salon Dolce by donating items to build a really awesome raffle basket. Thank you for Sharing your heart Elizabeth ❤️ #ZackPacks #FranklinRocks #SalonDolce
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The beautiful mums have arrived for the Second Chance Walk September 30th. When you walk in memory or honor of someone, one mum is placed along the walking path with their name and can be taken home after the walk. There is still time to register for this farewell walk. September 20 is the last day for online registration but walk in registrations are welcome - check or cash only. Remember to note you are walking with Team Zachary's Mission. #ShareYourHeart #SecondChance #DonateLife ... See MoreSee Less

Our signature mums are ordered! Thank you Laurel Nursery/Garden Center for always coming through for us.

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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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