Zachary's Mission

Zachary's Mission
Zachary's Mission

Franklin Regional High School Student Council is once again spearheading a collection drive for Zachary’s Mission from February 18 to March 18th at the high school.  A number of clubs at the high school have volunteered to collect items, but we would love for all students and staff and community members to get involved with the drive.

Here is more information about Zachary’s Mission and the Zack Pack program:

Zachary’s Mission is a non-profit organization that supports families of medically fragile children by providing basic necessities, financial support and programs that nurture emotional well-being.  Based in the greater Pittsburgh area, Zachary’s Mission provides assistance to those families in need right now.  The items in the Zack Packs take away immediate concerns and enable the family to focus on the most important issue, their child.  We are hoping to meet our goal of 50 fully packed Zack Packs for an April distribution to various locations, including The Children’s Home and Lemieux Family Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Children’s Institute of Squirrel Hill, and West Penn Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  For more information about their mission: www.zacharysmission.org

Businesses, organizations, and/or families that would like to collect additional items or make donations, can contact Student Council sponsors Roger Crider: (724-327-5456, ext. 5213) rcrider@franklinregional.k12.pa.us and Kristin Giron: (724) 327-5456, ext. 5225) kgiron@franklinregional.k12.pa.us

Monetary donations are welcomed!  Cash is preferred, but if writing a check, please make it out to Student Council and mark in the memo line “Zack’s Packs.”

A box will be located in the office if you wish to bring in donated items.  A complete list of donated items can be found below:

ZACK PACK items to be included in the BACKPACK:

TOILETRIES:  (FULL size)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Body Wash                              

PERSONAL HYGIENE ITEMS:  (TRAVEL size)

  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush (2)
  • Toothbrush covers (2)
  • Toothpaste (FULL size)
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss

STATIONERY:

  • Pens (2)
  • Post-it Note Pads 

MISCELLANEOUS:

  • Kleenex packet
  • Lip Balm/Chap Stick
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hair Brush

SNACK BAG ITEMS to fill the HEARTFELT SNACK INSULATED BAG:

  1. BOTTLED WATER (placed in the side pocket of the backpack)
  2. MICROWAVE POPCORN PACKET
  3. BREAKFAST BAR (cereal bar/pop tart)
  4. GRANOLA or FRUIT BAR
  5. SNACK CRACKERS (cheese crackers- no peanut butter)
  6. SNACK (pretzels/chips – snack size)
  7. SNACK (individual bag of cookies)
  8. DRINK PACKETS to add in water (add 3 of these), additional items can be tea bags or hot chocolate packs
  9. GUM, MINTS,or HARD CANDY (individually wrapped mints or candy, add 6 of these and a pack of gum)
  10. OATMEAL PACKET/individual container
  11. FRUIT CUP (ZM also adds an individually wrapped spoon for convenience)

(because the snack/food items have expirations dates, please be sure to check for at least a 3 to 6 month date!)

www.zacharysmission.org

Thank you for your support!

Student Council