Remembering the life, legacy and lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

5 Pittsburgh organizations supporting our most vulnerable children – and inspiring us to help
March 24, 2015
EF project helps sick children’s families
March 24, 2017

“Today, January 16, 2017, our nation will recognize the life, legacy and lessons of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This is a man who dedicated his life to serving others and peacefully fighting for unity, equality and civil rights.

Oftentimes, our school-age children, and even us adults, look forward to this “day off.” I encourage us to not just mark “MLK Day – No School” off your calendar. Instead, let’s take a moment to do one or more of the following:”

“Zachary’s Mission. Zachary’s Mission “recognizes that hospital families face financial and emotional hardships when a child is ill.” This local nonprofit organization “strives to lessen these burdens” through a suite of programs that include “Zack Packs to families who unexpectedly find themselves with a child in the hospital, financial assistance with transportation and utility expenses, “supplying Baby’s First Gifts to enable families celebrate holiday milestones” and more.”

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