Kindness Matters

June/July 2018

Woman's Day Magazine

I’m Zach, a 3rd grader who's on a mission to help the planet and its people.  Last year, I set out to explore my community's needs by doing 52 projects, each for a different organization, all in one year!  I called it the “Zach 52 Project”.  In just one year, I collected and donated over 384 bags of used goods, raised $1775 in donations and saved over 2000 pounds of reusable, recyclable waste from entering landfills, including over 8600 books. 


I ran a used uniform drive for Cub Scouts, book drives for schools and even a collection drive gathering stuffed animals so my Humane Society Kids Club could make toys for dogs who were homeless from Hurricane Irma.  I even spent 2 days bagging sand for people in my community to use during the Hurricane!  In one year, I contributed over 100 hours to community service and inspired over 75 people to help.  I’ve learned a lot about the importance of reuse and recycling!

You can find out more about my mission by visiting zachsplanet or following me on Facebook /Zach52Project

----Zach Hartman, 8, Tampa, FL 

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