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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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Yesterday we dropped off support for hospital families in the form of gift cards and Zack Packs at The Children's Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of West Penn Hospital Allegheny Health Network. These items were delivered to help bring comfort and hope to families during difficult times. We have to thank the South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh for filling the Zack Packs, The Hoffman family for filling the snack bags and Junior/Cadette troop 26683 from Maxwell Elementary for adding a box of delicious cookies to each pack❤️. #WeLoveCookies #VolunteersRock #ShareYourHeart #Family #ZackPacks ... See MoreSee Less

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We appreciate every volunteer who shares their heart and time to make a difference for families with medically fragile children. #VolunteersRock #HugAVolunteer #ShareYourHeart ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Franklin Regional High School Student Council for hosting a school assembly about Zachary’s Mission and our signature Zack Packs. Jessica Kaushansky shared her story about her son Judah, life in the hospital and what their Zack Pack meant to them. This assembly kicked off a 2 week toiletry drive to help fill as many fill Zack Packs as possible. This is the 4th year that Franklin Regional High School has worked with us to make a difference for hospital families and we are so grateful. #FR #ShareYourHeart #ZackPacks ... 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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